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 Fred Early, Policeman

Fred Early

Friday, March 23, 1973



Early, Fred

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: 12522

Division: Wilshire

Location: Sawtelle and National Blvd S/W/C @
Thrifty Drug

Date Killed: Friday, March 23, 1973

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Bio: Policeman Early was shot and killed by a
robbery suspect.

Policeman Early was off duty when he observed a burglary in
progress. He went to a phone booth to call in the crime when he was
confronted by the suspect(s) and shot while he was on the phone. He
survived the shooting, but not without complications. In the months
that passed he suffered blackouts and other symptoms. While
undergoing treatment at UCLA Medical Center he sustained
irreversible brain damage and never recovered from the procedures.
He died from his injuries six months after the shooting.

In March 1998, the Los Angeles City Council approved a $25,000
reward for information leading to the arrest of suspect(s) in the
shooting of Policeman Early.

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