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Saturday March 30th, 2013 :: 03:58 p.m. PDT
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*UPDATE* Shooting Death Investigation, 700 blk East Av. K, Lancaster- LASD Homicide (Log 69)

TITLE: *UPDATE* Shooting Death Investigation, 700 blk East Av. K, Lancaster- LASD Homicide (Log 69)

DATE: Saturday, March 30, 2013

TIME: 1:00 A.M.

LOCATION: 700 block of East Avenue K, Lancaster- LASD Homicide

VICTIM: Kevin Tatum (17 year-old)

SUSPECT(S): unknown

NARRATIVE:
Sheriff’s homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a youth who was killed at a house party in the 700 block of East Avenue K, Lancaster, in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Investigators have learned guests were leaving the location when a fight broke out. An unknown suspect produced and fired a handgun. The 17 year-old victim, identified as Kevin Tatum, a resident of Compton, was hit by the gunfire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting is believed to be gang related.

Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to please call Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
Authored By:

Deputy Don Walker
Deputy Kim Manatt








***ORIGINAL NIXLE***
TITLE: Shooting Death Investigation, 700 blk East Av. K, Lancaster- LASD Homicide (Log 69)

DATE: Saturday, March 30, 2013

TIME: 1:00 A.M.

LOCATION: 700 block of East Avenue K, Lancaster- LASD Homicide

VICTIM: Male juvenile.

SUSPECT(S): unknown

UNIT: Sheriff’s Homicide (Lieutenant Dolson)

NARRATIVE:
Sheriff's Homicide Detectives are en route to the 700 block of East Avenue K, Lancaster, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a male juvenile.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no further information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.


Authored By:
Deputy Don Walker
Deputy Peter Gomez

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