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News Release

Monday, August 26, 2002

Media Relations

Detectives Investigate the Shooting Death of a Male Hispanic in Venice

"Detectives Investigate the Shooting Death of a Male Hispanic in Venice"


Los Angeles: On Friday, August 23, 2002 at approximately 7:30 p.m., 19 year-old Los Angeles resident Ruben Carlos Arango, was shot to death while standing in the street on the 3900 block of Berryman Avenue.

Firing numerous rounds at Arango, the suspect’s grey or red vehicle fled northbound on Berryman Avenue. Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Area Homicide detectives responded to the incident scene and determined that the killing was a gang retaliation murder. No suspects were in custody and a weapon was not recovered.

Anyone with further information is requested to contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific area Homicide Detectives at 310-202-4506. Or during off-hours, contact the Detectives Headquarters Division 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL.

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