$25,000 Reward Offered for Suspect(s) Arrest

February 25, 2003

WHAT: Press Conference

WHERE: Electric Avenue and Broadway, Venice

WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.

Los Angeles: Pacific Area Homicide Detectives are investigating a murder that occurred on December 18, 2002 at 12:45 a.m., at Electric Avenue and Broadway.

The victim, 30 year-old Michael Alan Treanor, worked at Joe’s Restaurant where he was employed as an assistant manager and waiter. After finishing his workshift, he walked to his vehicle which was parked nearby. Mr. Treanor had just entered his vehicle when someone rode up to him on a bicycle and fired several rounds into his car, killing him. The suspect then fled the scene on his bicycle.

The suspect responsible for this murder has not been identified and represents an on-going threat to the safety of the people of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council is offering a $25,000.00 reward for the identification, apprehension and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this murder.

Any questions regarding this murder can be directed to Detective Louis Paglialonga or any member of the Pacific Area Homicide Unit at 310-202-4506. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll number a the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3588).

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