Man Shot in Car

March 5, 2005

Los Angeles: Detectives in Foothill Area are investigating the shooting death of 30 year-old Ricardo Mendoza.
On Friday, March 4, 2005, at about 11:35 p.m., the suspect walked up to Mendoza while he was in a grey Honda outside of 12835 Encitinas Avenue in Sylmar. The suspect started talking to Mendoza, then shot him and ran away.
Ricardo Mendoza, a resident of Los Angeles, died at the scene.
No additional suspect or weapon descriptions are available at this time.
Neither the suspect nor the weapon is in custody.
Detectives are hoping the public will have information that can help them with this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact Foothill Area Homicide Detectives at 818-834-3115 or 3105 during daytime hours or 818-756-8861 in the evening. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.