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News Release

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Media Relations

LAPD Detectives Announce the Arrest of a Murder Suspect NA16094dm

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
Monday, May 9, 2016
12:00 p.m.

WHERE:
77th Street Community Police Station
7600 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90003

WHO:

Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr, 9th District
Captain Peter Whittingham, Commanding Officer, Criminal Gang Homicide Division
Detective Chris Barling, Homicide Coordinator, Criminal Gang Homicide Division
Detective Eric Crosson, Lead Detective, Criminal Gang Homicide Division
Family members of the victim

WHY:
Robert Ellis was standing with a group of people in front of a barber shop, waiting to get a haircut. The suspect approached and opened fire on the group with a semi-automatic handgun. Mr. Ellis was struck by the gunfire and died as a result of his injuries.

77th Area detectives will give an overview of the incident, announcing the arrest and filing of a murder suspect.

CONTACT:
For more information, contact Detective Eric Crosson or Detective III Chris Barling, Criminal Gang Homicide Division, at (323) 786-5113.



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