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News Release

Monday, April 5, 2004

Media Relations

32 Year-Old Man Killed In Drive By Shooting


Los Angeles: Wilshire Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of 32 year-old Carlos Rene Rivas, a resident of the Mid Wilshire area.

On April 5, 2004, at about 1:00 a.m., Mr. Rivas was standing on the 1200 block of Kingsley Avenue with several of his friends when a green taxi approached the group and fired several rounds in their direction. Mr. Rivas was struck with gunfire and fell to the ground.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced Mr. Rivas dead at scene. The motive is unknown and the suspect(s) are outstanding.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Wilshire Area Homicide Detectives at 213-473-0444. On weekends or during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.