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News Release

Monday, June 12, 2006

Media Relations

South Los Angeles Juvenile Shot and Killed

Los Angeles: A young man died after he was shot Saturday night in the Green Meadow area of South Los Angeles.

On June 10, 2006, around 8:55 p.m., 15-year-old Victor Walter Thelton Wells, Junior, was standing in front of an apartment in the 100 block of East 97th Street. He was approached on foot by a male Black suspect. The suspect fired multiple rounds at Wells, striking him numerous times, then ran east on 97th Street toward San Pedro Street.

An unknown witness flagged down Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics. Wells received medical treatment at the scene and was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries on June 11th.

Police are requesting the public's assistance in solving this murder. Witnesses or persons with information are asked to call Southeast Homicide Detective Lurie or Olivas, at 213-972-7851, during normal business hours. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Anonymous Tip Line at 1-877-LAW-FULL (1-877-529-3855).