Attempt Murder of Store Owner

February 1, 2011

Los Angeles:  Two suspects are being sought in the attempt murder of a Los Angeles business owner.

On Monday, January 24, 2011, at about 3:30 p.m., two suspects entered a cell phone business located in the 2800 block of James M. Wood Boulevard. One suspect was armed with a handgun and became involved in a struggle with the victim, during which time the victim was shot multiple times.  The second suspect acted as a lookout.  Both suspects ran from the business and drove off in a tan 4-door car, possibly a Toyota or Honda.

Suspect #1 is a male Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 170 pounds, 18-20 years of age, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black shirt, and black pants. Suspect #2 is a male Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 180 pounds, 17-20 years of age, wearing a black baseball cap with the letters “LA” on the front, wearing a black shirt and pants.

During the struggle Suspect #1 sustained a serious bite to his right hand that likely caused a deep cut to his fingers and knuckles. He may have sought medical treatment for the injury.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where was treated for his injuries and listed in stable condition.

A motive for this shooting has not been determined.

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects is asked to contact Olympic Area Gang Detectives, Detective George Lee or George Diego at 213- 382-9430. 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 1-800-222-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.