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News Release

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Media Relations

Man Shot Dead While Seated In a Vehicle


Los Angeles: On January 21, 2003, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Southeast Area officers responded to a "shots fired" radio call in the 11600 block of south Avalon Boulevard.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered a 57 year-old, male, Korean shot to death in his vehicle.

The subsequent investigation determined that the victim was parked in his vehicle located in the rear parking lot and was employed as a security guard at the apartment building at that location.

The victim has been identified as Soon-Jae Baek of Los Angeles.

The motive is unknown and suspect(s) and the murder weapon are outstanding.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Southeast Area Homicide Detectives at 213-485-6902, or 323-789-1496. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.