Detectives Seeking the Public’s Help in Identifying Attempt Murder Suspects

October 6, 2003

"Detectives Seeking the Public’s Help in Identifying Attempt Murder Suspects"
Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton, Chief Earl Paysinger and Southeast Area Detectives.
Press Conference
Monday, October 6, 2003
2:00 p.m.
Metropolitan Dispatch Center,
100 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles
Los Angeles: On Sunday, October 5, 2003, at about 7:40 p.m., a 6 year-old male Black child was sitting inside a vehicle with his parents in the 600 block of East 87th Street. Two male Black suspects driving a 4-door black Pontiac, Gran Prix drove by the location and began shooting, striking the 6-year-old.
The child was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Southeast Detective’s at 213-485-6902. On weekends and during off-hours, please contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective’s Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.
UPDATE: On Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at about 12:10 p.m., 6 year-old DeAngelo Beck was pronounced dead.