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News Release

Monday, January 25, 2016

Media Relations

Man Killed in Harbor City NR16022rh

Harbor City: The Los Angeles Police Department 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 killed a 46-year-old man.

On September 3, 2015, around 7:10 p.m., Harbor Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shooting", in the 1700 block of W. 259th Street in Harbor City. When officers arrived they found the victim lying on the driveway suffering from a gunshot wound. The suspect shot the victim and fled the location through an alley just west of the location.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The victim later identified as, Ricardo Macias-Mendoza, a member of the Harbor City business community. Mr. Mendoza owned "Guero's Body Shop & Paint" located in the 25900 block of South Western Avenue in the Harbor City area.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, between 25-35 years of age, stands between 5 feet 9 inches tall and 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a mustache. He was last seen wearing dark clothing, black boots and a dark baseball cap. He possibly fled in a dark colored 2009-2014 Dodge Charger.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, Harbor Homicide, Officer Reynoso or Detective Cortez, at 310)-726-7884. 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 Crime Stoppers at 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.