Julie Kates, L.A. Homicide No. 50: Death of Hollywood Woman Remains a Mystery

Los Angeles Police Department detectives are investigating the shooting death of 46-year-old Julie Kates. Kates was shot in the head on March 11 at 1:20 pm while she was sitting at a bus stop on the corner of North Kingsley Drive and Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

Kates' boyfriend told police that Kates just collapsed onto the pavement. It wasn't until she was taken to the hospital by paramedics that doctors discovered she had been shot in the head. Kates was pronounced dead on March 12. Apparently no one, including the boyfriend, heard a gunshot. Police say the couple recently became homeless. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact LAPD Hollywood Division detectives at (213) 972-2967. View a map after the jump:


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