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Sunday, June 19, 2011

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Man on Skateboard Shot to Death

Los Angeles:  A 20-year-old man was shot to death early Sunday morning while riding a skateboard on the sidewalk.

On June 19, 2011, at around 2:15 a.m., Ulises Mendoza was riding his skateboard on Denker Avenue just north of 219th Street when he was shot and killed.

Some residents in the area reported hearing at least one gunshot, but did not see any suspects or suspect vehicle.  Detectives have very little information to go on and are asking for the public’s help to solve this crime.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel treated Mendoza at scene and transported him to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Anyone with information related to this murder is asked to contact Harbor Area Homicide Detectives Rodriguez or Batres at (310) 726-7887 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.