Bicyclist Shot and Killed

January 21, 2002


Los Angeles: On January 21, 2002, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Raymond Wright, a 48 year-old male, was riding a bicycle eastbound in the 900 block of East 43rd Street. Two unknown suspects drove up to Mr. Wright. The passenger exited and fired several rounds with a semi-automatic handgun. Mr. Wright sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to USC Medical Center where death was pronounced at 3:50 p.m.
The suspects were described only as two young male Hispanics driving an older model vehicle.
The motive is unknown.
Anyone with information should contact Detective J. Linn or S. Sena from the Newton Homicide Unit at 323-846-6556 during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This Press Release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.