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April 14, 2003

Commanding Officer Southwest Division, Captain Morris Smith, Southwest Homicide Detectives and Members of the Lankford family.
Press Conference Requesting the Public’s Assistance in Identifying Jerry Earl Lankford’s Murderer.
Wednesday, April 16, 2003, 11:00 a.m.
Scene of the Murder, 3019 South Chesapeake Avenue, Los Angeles.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying the killer of Jerry Earl Lankford.
On December 25, 2002, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Jerry Earl Lankford was the victim of a shooting. Mr. Lankford was sitting inside his vehicle parked in the 3000 block of Chesapeake Avenue. Seated in the rear seat of the vehicle was Mr. Lankford’s one year-old daughter. The suspect approached Mr. Lankford on foot and with an unknown type handgun, shot Mr. Lankford multiple times. The suspect was last seen driving a compact four-door vehicle, travelling northbound on Chesapeake Avenue.
Photographs of the victim and a composite sketch of the suspect will be available to the media at the press conference.
Anyone with information should contact the Southwest Homicide Detectives at 213-485-3892. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section.