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News Release

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Media Relations

Gang-Related Shooting Claims Life


Los Angeles: Pacific Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the murder of Kenneth Waller, a 33 year-old male.

On Sunday, March 30, 2003, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Mr. Waller was riding his bike near the intersection of 5th Avenue and Westminster Avenue, in the Oakwood Area of Venice. At some point, unknown suspects drove up to Waller in an unknown type vehicle and shot him several times. Waller was transported to UCLA Medical Center where he died as a result of his wounds.

The motive for this murder appears to be gang-related.

The investigation is on-going and is being conducted by Pacific Area Homicide Detectives. Anyone with information is asked to call 310-202-4513. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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