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Monday, December 18, 2006

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Man Shot and Killed During Drug Transaction

Los Angeles: A 41-year-old man was shot to death after purchasing narcotics.

On December 17, 2006, around 8:45 P.M., the victim, a male black went to the Imperial Courts Federal Housing Development at 11500 block of Croesus to buy narcotics. After making the purchase, he realized the drugs were not real. He returned to the housing development to demand a refund and an unknown suspect shot him.

The paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Southeast Homicide Detectives J. Zambos or L. Kerchenske at 213-972-7858. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).