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News Release

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Media Relations

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting


Los Angeles: Southwest Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of 45 year-old Adrian Emery.

On Saturday, March 29, 2003, at approximately 6:35 p.m., the victim was confronted by unidentified suspect(s) in a parking lot located in the 3500 block of South Western Avenue. According to witnesses, the suspect(s) began to shoot at the victim for no apparent reason. The victim sustained fatal gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics.

The motive for the shooting and the suspect(s) identity have not been established at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Southwest Homicide Detective Frank Weber at 213-485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-529-3855, 1-877-LAWFULL.

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