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News Release

Friday, April 22, 2005

Media Relations

Man Killed In Early Morning Drive-by Shooting


Los Angeles: On April 22, 2005 at approximately 1:00 a.m., a man unloading the trunk of his car in the 4100 block of Somerset Drive was gunned down in a drive-by shooting.

The suspect(s) drove northbound up to victim's location and fired one shot striking victim in the upper torso. The suspect(s) were last seen speeding away from the location in a light colored SUV with possible window damage (shattered glass).

Victim Danon Brown a 20 year-old male Black resident of Los Angeles and park basketball coach was transported to Cedar Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced during surgery.

Victim has no known gang affiliation or criminal history.

The suspect(s) and motive in this case are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Southwest Homicide Detectives Jeff Nolte and Don Walthers at 213-485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).