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News Release

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Media Relations

Man Dies in Drive-By

Los Angeles: : Los Angeles police detectives are asking for the public’s help for information in the shooting death of a Spurgeon McClendon, 19, in the area of 28th Street and Vermont Avenue in Exposition Park, early Sunday Morning.

On February 25, 2007, at about 1:55 AM, McClendon was a passenger in the front seat of the vehicle being driven by his friend. The two men were in the area of 28th Street and Vermont Avenue when four suspects in a four-door vehicle began following them. A suspect inside that car fired multiple gunshots at the pair, striking McClendon.

He was taken to a local hospital by LAFD Paramedics, but later died from his injuries.

Southwest Homicide Detectives Robert Lait and Stacey Szymkowiak are assigned to the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Southwest Homicide Detectives at 213-485-2418. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).