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News Release

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Media Relations

30 Year-Old Man Shot and Killed; His Car Taken


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at about 12:30 a.m., North Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a "Shots Fired" radio call in the 12300 block of Huston Street. Upon arrival, the officers discovered the victim, 30 year-old Eugenio Cruz, lying in the street. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed the victim had sustained a single gunshot wound to his head. His vehicle, a 1988 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, California license #3WFD202, has not been located. The car is black in color with a tan top. Eugenio lived with his wife and three children in Sun Valley.

The motive for this killing has not been determined.

Anyone with information is requested to contact North Hollywood Area Detectives at 818-623-4045. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.