Mission: Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect, responsible for killing a man.
On May 31, 2022, at 2:40 a.m., Mission Area officers responded to a radio call of an ‘ambulance shooting’ in the 8600 block of Willis Avenue. When the officers arrived, they observed the victim laying on the street next to the curb. Just south of where the victim was discovered there was an abandoned vehicle that was involved in a traffic collision and left parked on the west sidewalk. The vehicle had bullet impacts. It appears this vehicle was involved in the shooting.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.
Detectives were canvassing the area for additional evidences, cameras and possible witnesses.
Detectives learned the victim approached the suspect’s vehicle and a shooting occurred. There was ballistic evidence identified and it was recovered at scene.
The victim’s identification is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
There is no suspect information.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Thomas Townsend or the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1925. 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 the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.
Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.