Shooting Death of a 19 Year-Old Marine

February 12, 2002


Boyle Heights: On Sunday, February 10, 2002, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Ronald G Brooks, a 19 year old, male, Hispanic was standing in front of a residence located in the 600 block of North Breed Street. Unknown suspects(s) approached Mr. Brooks and fired several shots striking him in the upper torso.
Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced Mr. Brooks dead at the scene.
The victim, is an active duty, United States Marine, based at Camp Pendleton, was home on a weekend pass.
The motive is currently unknown and there is no suspect information.
Anyone with information regarding the Homicide should contact Los Angeles Police Department, Hollenbeck Detectives at 323-526-3164 during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24 hour toll free number of the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This press release was prepared by Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section.