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Monday, April 9, 2018

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Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 37-year-old Richard Oscar Odell.

On April 7, 2018, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Richard Oscar Odell was in the area of 1500 North McDonald Avenue in the city of Wilmington. Mr. Odell was standing outside when unknown suspect(s) fired multiple rounds in Mr. Odell's direction, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to render aid; however, Mr. Odell died from his injuries.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Sergeant Oliva or Officer Tiffin, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7886 or (310)726-7884. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, 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.

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