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News Release

Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Media Relations

Roommate Arrested for Murder


 

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at approximately 10:30 p.m., LAPD West Los Angeles Area Police Officers responded to a disturbance call on the 1400 block of Wellesley Avenue. The location is a residence building that consists of standard and assisted living apartments. Inside one of the apartments, officers found 46 year-old Los Angeles resident Romeo Williams, dead, an apparent victim of a homicide.

On Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at approximately 10:30 p.m., LAPD West Los Angeles Area Police Officers responded to a disturbance call on the 1400 block of Wellesley Avenue. The location is a residence building that consists of standard and assisted living apartments. Inside one of the apartments, officers found 46 year-old Los Angeles resident Romeo Williams, dead, an apparent victim of a homicide.

Upon further investigation, officers arrested the victim’s roommate, 28 year-old Mathew Gans and booked him for First Degree Murder. Gans is being held at the Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail pending a preliminary hearing with no bail.

West Los Angeles Operations Support Division Homicide Detectives are conducting this Murder investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives at 310-575-8441. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL.

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



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