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News Release

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Media Relations

Shooting Victim Killed While Riding His Bicycle

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for the shooting death of 18-year-old Ricardo Santiago.

On Saturday, April 11, 2009, at 10:20 a.m., Ricardo Santiago was riding his bicycle southbound on Du Ray Place at Blackwelder Street, when a male Black walked towards him and shot an unknown type handgun multiple times at close range.  The suspect then ran away from the scene, leaving Santiago in the middle of the roadway.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to Du Ray Place at Blackwelder Street where Santiago was pronounced dead.

Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Detectives are handling the investigation.  Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Detectives Chuck Geiger and Vince Carreon at 213-485-1383.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.