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News Release

Thursday, May 19, 2011

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Drive By Shooting Kills One NR11236cj

Los Angeles:  LAPD Harbor Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect(s) who shot and killed Los Angeles resident James Dominguez in a car to car drive by shooting.   

On May 18, 2011, at around 5:45 p.m., LAPD Harbor Area officers received a shooting call at Wilmington Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway.  Once at the scene they found a man slumped inside of a car unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds.   They also noticed that the car collided with a fire hydrant.   LAFD rescue personnel responded and transported the victim to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The detectives’ investigation revealed that 25-year-old Dominguez was driving in his car northbound on Wilmington Boulevard approaching Pacific Coast Highway when a red car drove alongside him.  The suspect(s) in the red car pulled out a gun and shot numerous times into Dominguez’ car, striking him.  Dominguez’ car proceeded northbound through the intersection, and came to rest after colliding with a fire hydrant on the northwest corner of the intersection.   The suspect(s) drove away from the scene traveling south bound on Wilmington Blvd.  

The motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Harbor Area Homicide Officers Rivas or Yoon 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.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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.