Man Murdered While Standing on the Sidewalk NR12036lp

January 23, 2012

Los Angeles:  A man was shot and killed while standing on the sidewalk with several of his friends.

On January 21, 2012 at 12:25 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Rampart officers responded to a shooting call at the 1600 block of West 5th Street. When they arrived, they discovered a male victim, later identified as 21-year-old Manuel Campos, a resident of Los Angeles, dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to his head.

Investigators discovered that the suspect and Campos were arguing after the suspect saw Campos and his friends drinking in front of his building. The suspect fired multiple rounds at Campos and fled the location on foot. The motive appears to be a dispute only and not gang related.

The suspect has been identified as Santos Navor-Flores, a male Hispanic who stands at 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 170 pounds. He also has dark and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to call Rampart Homicide Detectives at 213-484-3650. 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 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.