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March 28, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Charges Against Two Men in the Murder of Sidney Barrett Morris at L.A. Live


Sidney Barrett Morris News Conference

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced murder charges against two men involved in the murder of Sidney Barrett Morris, who was executed as he ate alone at the counter of a restaurant at L.A. Live late last year. 

“The victim, Sidney Barrett Morris, had dedicated his life’s work to fostering inclusivity and harmony within our society, making his untimely death all the more devastating,” District Attorney Gascón said. “I want to express my sincere condolences to Mr. Morris’ family. The brazenness of this shooting is alarming, and my office is fully committed to bringing accountability to those responsible for this heinous crime.”

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Dominic Choi said he was saddened by such a shocking and brutal attack in a place of leisure and recreation.  

“While it does not bring Mr. Morris back to his loved ones, I am proud of the hard work and diligence of our Robbery Homicide Division to bring the murderers to justice,” Chief Choi said.

Watch the news conference.

Read the news release.