News Conference and Candlelight Vigil for Slain Officer

February 23, 2004

News Conference and Candlelight Vigil

Monday, February 23, 2004
6:00 p.m., immediately followed by Candlelight Vigil, at 7:00 p.m.

Newton Community Police Station
3400 South Central Avenue
Los Angeles (on the front steps of the station)

Commissioner David S. Cunningham III
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton
Assistant Chief George Gascon
Deputy Chief Gary Brennan
Captain Fabian Lizarraga
Captain Sean Kane and
Newton Division Officers

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department and Newton Division will host a candlelight vigil for slain Police Officer Ricardo Lizarraga. On Friday, February 20, 2004, Officer Lizarraga and his partner responded to a Domestic Violence radio call. During the course of their investigation Officer Lizarraga was fatally wounded during a gun battle. Kenrick William Johnson was arrested for 187 (A) P.C. Murder.

This news advisory was prepared by Sergeant Catherine Plows, Assistant Officer in Charge, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586. Original News Release can be found below:

Domestic Violence Call Results in Fatal Shooting of LAPD Officer