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Case #: 89-07909

Date occurred: 04/04/1989

Location of crime: Jerry's Liquor 10320 Westminster Blvd.

Victim: David Edward Covington

Case Synopsis: The victim and two friends drove into the parking lot of Jerry's Liquor to make a phone call. The suspect vehicle (pickup) pulls alongside of the victim's vehicle. There is a conversation between the victim and the suspect. The suspect and victim get back into their vehicles and prepare to leave. As the victim's vehicle is backing out, the suspect(s) fire several shots into the victim's vehicle. Covington was hit and later died from hi injuries. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark colored pickup, possibly black, lowered with low profile tires.

The Garden Grove Police Department is seeking information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) responsible for this murder. If you have information that could assist with this investigation or any other unsolved case, you can call the Garden Grove Police Department at (714) 741-5704 or Investigator John Maciel at (714) 741-5824 or email johnm@ci.garden-grove.ca.us.