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News Release

Saturday, April 3, 2004

Media Relations

Detectives Need Help With Homicide Investigation

"Detectives Need Help With Homicide Investigation"


Los Angeles: On April 3, 2004, at about 5:35 a.m., Rampart Area Patrol Officers responded to the area of Second Street and Emerald Street to investigate a call of a man down on the street. When the officers arrived, they observed a man down in the roadway with apparent gunshot wounds to his upper body. Los Angeles City Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the man dead.

The investigation to this point has revealed little information regarding the circumstances surrounding this incident. The motive and the suspect(s) identity are unknown at this time.


The victim was identified as 21 year-old Maxwell Hazlett.

Rampart Homicide Detectives are asking the public for assistance in this investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call Detectives Breuer or Mota, at 213-207-2060. A 24-hour toll free number is available at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL, (1-877-529-3855.

This news release was prepared by Officer Don Cox, Media Relations Section, 213 485-3586.