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News Release

Friday, September 27, 2002

Media Relations

Man Shot Dead in Nickerson Gardens Housing Developments

"Man Shot Dead in Nickerson Gardens Housing Developments"


Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department’s Southeast Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year old male.

On Friday, September 27, 2002 at approximately 5:00 a.m., Los Angeles resident Marcus Johnson was shot to death inside an apartment located on the 1400 block of east 111th Place. The suspect, described only as a Black male, fled the incident scene on foot.

Johnson died at the scene. The motive is unknown at this time and no weapon was recovered.

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

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