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News Release

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Harbor Homicide Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect (s) who killed 25-year-old Kyon Hicks in Harbor area.

On January 24, 2012, at 1:05 p.m., Hicks was in front of his apartment building in the 1500 block of West 206th Street when he and his two friends became involved in an argument with three unknown male Black suspects.

One of the suspects fired multiple gunshots at Hicks and his friends. Hicks ran a short distance and collapsed while another victim suffered only a graze wound.

The Los Angeles Paramedics transported Hicks to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. It is unknown if this incident is gang related.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Harbor Homicide Detective Boris Oliva at 310-726-7881 or Detective Fernando Rivas at 310-726-7882.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.