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News Release

Monday, April 27, 2020

Media Relations

Shooting Suspect Captured on Video Surveillance NR20087dm

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in an Assault with a Deadly Weapon incident.

On April 18, 2020, around 12:34 a.m., the suspect attempted to kick in the door to an apartment located on Mentone Avenue north of Washington Boulevard. The suspect did not live at the location and does not appear to have any connection to the apartment building. The suspect returned to the street and fired one round at the occupied third-floor apartment. The round penetrated the sliding glass door and missed striking the victim's head. A 9 mm casing was found on the sidewalk.

The suspect is described as a 30-year-old male Hispanic. He stands approximately 5 feet 8 inches and weighs approximately 240 pounds. The suspect was shirtless and wearing dark blue jeans, and black shoes. A white T-shirt was tucked into his pocket. The suspect has a possible tribal tattoo that covers most of his back. The suspect was armed with a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun.

Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact Pacific Division Detective Lin at (310) 482-6395. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.