Montecito Heights: The Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Area Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to solve the murder of a 25-year-old man.
On Saturday, November 28, 2015, around 11:15 p.m., officers responded to the 4400 block of Mercury Avenue for a shooting investigation. The officers found Adrian Ernesto Posueloz on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Mr. Posueloz did not survive the injuries and was pronounced dead at scene.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that Mr. Posueloz and several of his friends were sitting in a parked car on Mercury Avenue. Unknown suspects inside a dark colored sedan drove up alongside their parked vehicle when a suspect got out of his car armed with a firearm and asked, “Where are you from?” Posueloz and his friends had no gang ties and as he tried to run away, the suspect shot him. The suspects fled from the scene in their car.
There is no further information at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Homicide investigators at (213) 342-8964. 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”