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News Release

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Media Relations

Homicide In Newton Division NR16276ti


Ishmell Augustus Sasso is now a suspect in this case. He should be considered armed and dangerous. He has been known to frequent the San Diego area.

Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in locating a person of interest.

On Saturday, September 3, 2016, around 2:30 p.m., the victim and his friends were at a residence near the 400 block of East 41st Street, in the city of Los Angeles. The suspect and victim became involved in a verbal dispute. The suspect produced a semi-automatic handgun and fired multiple rounds striking the victim.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

Detectives are attempting to locate a person of interest identified as Ishmell Augustus Sasso, a 38-year-old male black. He is five feet and five inches tall and weighs around 165 pounds.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Newton Homicide Detective Ahn or Detective Alcaraz at (323) 846-6556. 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 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.