Physical Altercation Results in Death

June 9, 2003

Los Angeles: On Friday, June 6, 2003, at about 9:45 p.m., the victim and the suspect were engaged in a dispute to the rear of their shared apartment, located in the 800 block of W. 41st Street. The dispute between both individuals escalated into a physical altercation, causing the victim to fall back and strike his head against a concrete driveway. Witnesses attempted to help the victim to his feet, but he did not respond.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.
The suspect later surrendered to police at Southwest Police Station. The suspect has been identified as 32 year-old Terrance Mosley and was arrested for 187 P.C. (Murder).
The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to his family.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Southwest Homicide Detectives at 213-485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Lucy Diaz, 213-485-3586.