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News Release

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Media Relations

Arrest in Christmas Day Killing of Young Mother

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
1 p.m.

WHERE:
LAPD 77th Street Community Room
7600 South Broadway
Los Angeles, Calif. 90003

WHO:
LAPD South Bureau Commander Robert Green
LAPD 77th Area Patrol Captain Jorge Rodriquez
LAPD Criminal Gang Homicide Division Captain Nancy Lauer
LAPD Investigating Detectives from Criminal Gang Homicide Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Robert Clark
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Senior Special Agent Mike Hoffman
Representative from Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks
Family Members of Victim Kashmier James
Community Members from Project Cry No More

WHY:
To discuss the arrest of three suspects who are in custody in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Kashmier James on Dec. 25, 2010.  James was gunned down in the 1700 block of West 85th Street while visiting with friends. She was the mother of a 3-year-old child and her murder outraged the community.

Charges of murder, attempted murder and gang allegations have been filed against the suspects.  Additional information about the arrest and special recognition will be given to     those involved in solving this case.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.