Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Homicide Detectives, Family Members of Victim Desirree Haro
A Press Conference Announcing the Reward for Information Leading to Identifying the Killer(s) of Desirree Haro
Tuesday, August 5, 2003
Harbor Area Community Police Station
2175 John Gibson
Boulevard, San Pedro
Los Angeles: On July 1, 2003, at about 12:50 a.m., 15 year-old Desirree Haro was walking with a group of friends in an alley near the intersection of 253rd Street and Normandie Avenue. The teenagers were standing in the street when a car, that was seen earlier cruising in the neighborhood, drive by the group. Suddenly, several shots rang out. As the car sped off, Haro fell to the pavement, a homicide victim of a drive-by shooting.
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward of $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Desirree Haro. The County of Los Angeles is also offering a reward of $10,000.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Harbor Area Detectives at 310-548-2835. 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 Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.