"Attempt Murder Investigation in 77th Area"
Los Angeles: On Monday night, August 13, 2001, at approximately 8:25 p.m., 18 year old victim Marino Elissaint, the right front passenger in a white 1981 Toyota Corolla, was in the vicinity of Victoria Avenue and Manchester Avenue in Los Angeles. Suspect(s) fired into the car and struck Elissaint in the head. Elissaint was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
The motive appears to be gang-related and the suspect and weapon remain outstanding.
77th Street Homicide Detectives George Diaz and George Guzman are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to call 77th Street Homicide at 213-485-1385 or Detective Headquarters Division at 213-485-2505.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.