17 Year-Old Shot and Dies Two Days Later

July 15, 2003

Los Angeles: On Saturday, July 12, 2003, at about 8:50 p.m., the victim, a 17 year-old male Hispanic, was seated on the hood of a vehicle parked adjacent to his residence located in the 100 block of South Soto Street. The victim was confronted by two male Hispanics with shaved heads who shot him in the head and fled the location on foot.
Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and provided medical attention to the victim and transported him to the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center where he died from his injuries on July 14, 2003, at 7:45 p.m.
At this time no suspect(s) have been identified and the motive is possibly gang-related.
Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives are seeking assistance from the public in solving this murder. Anyone with information is asked to call 323-526-3142 during normal business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULLL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.