Man with Gunshot Wounds Found Lying on the Street NR13004bb

January 2, 2013

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect who killed 33-year-old John S. Lee.

On December 30, 2012, at 9:18 p.m., Northeast Division patrol officers responded to an “Ambulance Shooting” call at Russell Avenue and Talmadge Street in the Franklin Hills Community of Los Angeles.  The officers found a man, later identified as 33-year-old John S. Lee, lying on the street in the 4200 block of Russell Street with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to his body.  

Los Angeles City Fire Rescue Ambulance responded to the location and transported Lee to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment where he remained in critical condition.  

On December 31, 2012, at 11:13 p.m., Lee died as a result of his injuries.

The motive for this incident is undetermined at this time, and investigators do not have any information on the suspect(s).

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detectives Carrillo or Castro at 323-344-5744, during normal business hours or the Northeast Watch Commander at (323) 344-5701. 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 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”