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News Release

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

Media Relations

Man Shot to Death While Walking Down the Street


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at about 11:45 p.m., a 40 year-old male Black, was walking in the area of Colden and Figueroa Streets. Two male Black suspects approached the victim in a white Cadillac Escalade. The vehicle parked and a lone suspect exited the vehicle and approached the victim. The suspect fired numerous bullets at the victim striking him several times. The suspect fled to the waiting vehicle.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to Martin Luther King Hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

The motive for the shooting and the identities of the suspects are unknown at this time. The identity of the victim is also unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Southeast Homicide Detectives at 213-485-6902. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s 24-hour hotline at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relation Section, 213-485-3586.