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News Release

Monday, June 17, 2002

Media Relations

Detectives Seek Help In Murder Investigation

"Detectives Seek Help In Murder Investigation"


Los Angeles: On June 16, 2002, at approximately 12:45 A.M. Wilshire Uniform Patrol officers responded to a "Shots Fired "call in the 1200 block of South Plymouth Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male Hispanic shot in an apparent robbery attempt by four unknown suspects.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The motive for this shooting was robbery. The suspects are described as thee male Hispanics and one male Black. The suspects fled in a Grey, possible Chevy vehicle. The victim was identified as 27-year old Mario Estrada of Los Angeles.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Detective Saderfur or Detective Fajardo at 213-473 0444. At Wilshire Homicide Division. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

Public Information Officer Jose L. Rodriguesz Sr., Media Relation Section 213-485-3586, prepared this press release.