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News Release

Monday, May 8, 2017

Media Relations

Harbor City Murder Suspect Captured on Video NR17133lp

Harbor City: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in capturing the suspects responsible for the shooting death of Juan Ignacio Alcala.
On January 18, 2017, around 4:25 p.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of West 256th Street for a shooting investigation. When the officers arrived, they found 29-year-old Juan Ignacio Alcala suffering from gunshot wounds. Detectives arrived at the location and their investigation revealed that Alcala was standing in the back yard of his home when the suspects approached him and shot him multiple times. Alcala died as a result of his injuries.

The three suspects were captured on video parking a white van shortly before the shooting. Detectives have been able to identify the driver as 22-year-old Andy Leonel Garcia of Harbor City. Garcia is seen parking the van on 256th Street and then getting out of the van with two additional suspects. Detectives believe that after getting out of the van, the three suspects ran to the rear of the victim's residence and shot him. Following the shooting, the suspects ran back to the van and fled southbound on Normandie Avenue. Detectives are seeking the whereabouts of Garcia as well as the identity of the two additional suspects.
The suspect's vehicle is described as a white 1998 Astro Van.

Andy Leonel Garcia

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Maffei or Romulo, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7882 or (310)726-7880. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.