Homicide Investigation

April 23, 2001

Los Angeles – On Sunday, April 22, 2001, at approximately 9:50 p.m., Rampart Area officers responded to an "Ambulance Shooting" in the 400 Block of Bonnie Brae Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a 21 year-old male Hispanic suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso.
Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Unit responded and transported the victim to County USC Medical Center. On April 23, 2001 at approximately 12:10 a.m., the victim succumbed to his injuries.
According to witnesses, the victim was observed standing on the sidewalk. Witnesses heard several gunshots and observed the victim grab his chest and fall to the ground. Witnesses observed a light colored Honda or Toyota, with fog lights in the front, driving northbound from the location.
The shooting is believed to be gang-related, as the victim is a known gang member. The suspect(s), vehicle and weapon are outstanding. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his next-of- kin.
Anyone with additional information regarding this crime is urged to contact Rampart Homicide Detectives C. Silva or J. King at 213-207-2051.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer La Donna Cissell, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.