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News Release

Friday, November 2, 2012

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Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Area Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who killed 27-year-old Leonardo Siro Islas.

On November 1, 2012, around 7:25 a.m., Islas was found by his neighbors dead inside his apartment.  The neighbors called 911 and Harbor officers responded to the 1070 block of West 252nd Street.  When officers arrived they found Islas suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and pronounced Islas dead.   

The motive for the shooting is unknown.  There is no suspect description.  The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Harbor Area Homicide, Detective Isidro Rodriguez (310) 726-7887.  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 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”