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News Release

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Media Relations

Detectives Investigate Another Murder

Los Angeles: On Thursday, July 10, 2003, at about 3:10 p.m., 19 year-old Andres Vera was walking in the 1700 block of East 92nd Street. Two unidentified suspect(s) exited a black 4-door vehicle and attempted to rob him. One of the suspect’s had a handgun and fired numerous rounds at the victim striking him in the back of the head.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.

The motive for the shooting and the suspect(s) identity are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Southeast Homicide Detectives 213-485-6571. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Lucy Diaz, Media Relation Section, 213-485-3586.