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News Release

Monday, June 20, 2011

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Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Harbor Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who shot and killed 48-year-old Ruben Fematt in the city of Wilmington.

On Saturday, June 18, 2011, at around 1:50 a.m., Fematt was standing in the alley behind his residence in the 900 block of East Robidoux Street in Wilmington.  An unknown suspect approached Fematt on foot and shot him.  

Los Angeles City Fire Department Personnel responded and transported Fematt to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The suspect is described as a male with no further description and the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Harbor Area Homicide Detectives Isidro Rodriguez or Tony Batres at 310-726-7887 or 310-726-7880.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.