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News Release

Monday, February 10, 2003

Media Relations

Assault Victim Dies at Hospital


Los Angeles: On February 9, 2003, at 8:20 p.m., the victim, 25 year-old Jesus Ortega was seated inside a parked vehicle at 103rd Street and Figueroa Street. For no apparent reason, an unknown suspect approached and physically assaulted the victim as he sat inside the vehicle. The physical assault continued outside the vehicle and onto the parkway where the victim collapsed.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he failed to respond to emergency medical treatment and was pronounced dead. The cause of death is pending an examination by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the homicide detectives at 213-485-6902. 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 press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.