Rampart Detectives Seek Witnesses to Shooting

June 7, 1999

Monday, June 7, 1999
Rampart Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of Teresa Del Rio, a female Hispanic approximately 19 years of age.

On Sunday, June 6, 1999 at approximately 11:55 P.M., the victim was driving her vehicle southbound on Commonwealth Avenue approaching Clinton Street. Three additional persons were inside the vehicle. The suspect was on the east sidewalk of Commonwealth Avenue. When the victim’s vehicle approached, the suspect fired multiple shots into the vehicle. One round struck the vehicle and the victim in the left side.

The victim’s friends placed the victim in the rear seat and drove to Queen of Angels Hospital, where the victim died as a result of the gunshot wound.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 20 to 25 years of age, short dark hair, 5’8" to 5’10’ tall, 170 to 180 pounds. The suspect was wearing a dark and white flannel shirt and dark baggy pants.

Rampart Detectives believe this may be gang related and are seeking witnesses to this crime. Anyone with information should contact Rampart Detectives at 213-207-2060.

For Release 12:40 pm PST
June 7, 1999