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News Release

Monday, November 11, 2013

Media Relations

A Young Teen was Shot and Killed NR13486rh

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Criminal Gang/Homicide Division Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who killed 14-year-old Elawnza Peebles.

On November 9, 2013, around 9:40 p.m., Peebles was shot in the 4600 block of Kansas Avenue by unknown suspect(s).  After been struck by the gunfire he ran to a nearby driveway and collapsed.

Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported Peebles to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Peebles recently moved to the neighborhood and lived only a few blocks from the crime scene.

According to Detectives the motive is unknown.  The suspect(s) and weapon are outstanding.  The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detective Eric Crosson or Detective Miguel Gutierrez at (213) 485-1383.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”