Man Shot While Sitting on Bicycle

October 25, 2000

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

"Man Shot While Sitting on Bicycle"

Los Angeles – On October 25, 2000, at approximately 12:10 a.m., 25-year-old Malone Scott, was seated on a bicycle in front of Momma’s Recycling Center, which is located on the 6100 block of Vermont Avenue. An unknown suspect approached Scott on foot and confronted him. After a brief argument, the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds at Scott. Scott received multiple gunshot wounds to his lower torso, upper torso and head. Scott died at scene. The suspect was last seen on the west side of Vermont Avenue running southbound toward Gage Avenue.

The motive for this shooting is unknown, but appears to be gang related. The suspect and weapon remain outstanding.

77th Street Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to call 77th Street Homicide at 213-485-1383 or 77th Street Watch Commander at 213-485-2389.

This press release was prepared by Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586

For Release 5:00 pm PDT
October 25, 2000