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News Release

Monday, January 19, 2004

Media Relations

Man Found Dead Inside His Residence


Los Angeles: On January 15, 2004, at about 2:00 p.m., the victim, 28 year-old Anibal Tapia, was discovered shot to death inside of his residence in the 700 block of West 99th Street. A family member arrived home and discovered the victim inside his bedroom, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The family member telephoned police and paramedics. The responding paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The subsequent investigation revealed the victim was shot at least one time in the upper body.

The motive is unknown. No suspect was seen.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is requested to contact Southeast Homicide Detectives, at 213-485-6902. On weekend or during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

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