Seeking the public’s assistance in solving a homicide NR17277rn

September 26, 2017

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle possibly taken in a homicide.

On September 12, 2017 around 2:00 a.m., the victim, Philip Osby, was in the 2700 block of Vernon Ave, where he was shot and killed. The victim has no ties to the area and it is unclear why he was there. Detectives believe the suspect(s) may have taken the victim’s vehicle.

The victim’s vehicle is described as a 2016 black Hyundai Accent, four-door sedan, license plate 7TYD871. Detectives believe the victim had paper plates on the vehicle with the letters “WIN.” The victim’s vehicle may also have an Uber sticker on the front and rear windows.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact South Bureau Homicide, Sergeant Funicello or Officer Jamieson at (323) 786-5110. 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.”