On Saturday, February 16, 2013, around 8:45 p.m, uniformed officers assigned to the LAPD’s Northeast Gang Enforcement Detail were patrolling in the area of North Avenue 52 and Figueroa Street, when they heard multiple gun shots. Officers responded to North Avenue 51 and Figueroa Street, then traveled westbound towards Monte Vista. Officers discovered an unresponsive male on the ground, in the 100 block of North Avenue 51. Los Angeles City Fire Rescue personnel responded to the location, and pronounced the victim at scene.
Detectives’ investigation revealed that two suspects, described only as male Hispanics, approached the victim and shot him. The suspects fled the scene and entered a dark colored mid-sized car. The motive for this homicide appears to be gang related.
The identity of the victim will be withheld until the family is notified.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact LAPD Northeast Homicide Detectives, DiCroce and Yamada on (323) 344-5744 or the Northeast Watch Commander on (323) 344-5701. After hours and weekends, please contact Central Traffic Division’s front desk on (213) 972-6953 or a toll free number on 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by sending a text to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) on most mobile keypads. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “Webtips” and follow the prompts.