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News Release

Friday, June 28, 2002

Media Relations

Detectives Ask For Help In Murder Case


Los Angeles: On Thursday, June 27, 2002, at approximately 7:00 p.m. Victim Ramsey Boutte, a male Black , 20 years of age, of Los Angeles, was riding his bike to his grandmother’s house. Two male Black suspects driving a black sedan shot the victim from inside their car, and fled in unknown direction toward 3rd Avenue and 52nd Street .

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead . The motive of the shooting appears to be gang related and no suspects have been identified.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to call 77th Street Operations Support Division, Detective Lemos at 213-485-1383. 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 Officer Jose L. Rodriguez Sr., Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.