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News Release

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Media Relations

18 Year-Old Shot to Death


Los Angeles: On September 24, at about 11:50 p.m., an 18 year-old male Black was shot to death in an apartment on the 7200 block of South Sepulveda Avenue.

During a fight, involving the victim and the suspect, a struggle for control of a gun resulted in it discharging. The bullet struck the victim, who was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injury.

The suspect, identified as Damien Patrick Holland, 25 years of age, was arrested and booked for murder. The gun was recovered.

The identification of the victim is pending notification to his family.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Pacific Area Homicide Detectives, at 310-840-2159. On weekends and during off-hours, please contact the 24-hour toll free number at the LAPD Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.