Harbor City: The Los Angeles
Police Department Harbor 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 a 46-year-old man.
On September 3, 2015, around 7:10 p.m., Harbor Area patrol officers
responded to a radio call of an “Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Shooting”, in the 1700 block of W. 259th Street in Harbor City.
When officers arrived they found the victim lying on the driveway
suffering from a gunshot wound. The suspect shot the victim and
fled the location through an alley just west of the location.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the
victim to a local hospital where he later died from his
The victim later identified as, Ricardo Macias-Mendoza, a member of
the Harbor City business community. Mr. Mendoza owned “Guero’s Body
Shop & Paint” located in the 25900 block of South Western
Avenue in the Harbor City area.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, between 25-35 years of
age, stands between 5 feet 9 inches tall and 5 feet 11 inches tall,
with a mustache. He was last seen wearing dark clothing, black
boots and a dark baseball cap. He possibly fled in a dark colored
2009-2014 Dodge Charger.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles
Police Department, Harbor Homicide, Officer Reynoso or Detective
Cortez, at 310)-726-7884. During non-business hours or on weekends,
calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(877-527-3247). Anyone
wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at
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.