Los Angeles: On Saturday, March 31, 2001, at approximately 8:35 p.m., 15 year-old Lamar Christopher Vaden, was standing on the 10200 block of South Western Avenue. An unknown suspect, armed with handgun, approached Vaden and fired several rounds at him for unknown reasons. Vaden sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso and died at the scene shooting shortly thereafter. The unknown suspect was last seen running on foot southbound on Western Avenue and then westbound on 103rd Street.
The motive is unknown. The suspect and weapon remain outstanding.
77th Street Division Homicide Detectives are handling this murder investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Detectives A. Bernal and/or R. Jackson at 77th Street Division Detectives, at 213-485-1385 or through 77th Street Division Watch Commander at 213- 485-2389.
This press release was prepared by Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.