Unknown Suspect(s) Shot and Killed 34 Year-Old

November 25, 2002


Los Angeles: 77th Street Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting incident that led to the death of Derek Rene Atkins, 34 year-old, male, Black that occurred on Sunday afternoon, November 24, 2002 at approximately 4:15 p.m., in the area of 1800 West Vernon Avenue.
Preliminary investigation revealed the shooting was gang related. The suspect(s) and weapon remain outstanding.
Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is urged to contact 77th Street Homicide Unit at 213-485-4175. On weekends and during off-hours, call a 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media relations Section, 213-485-3586.