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July 28, 2023

Wilmington:  The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 46-year-old Jose Refugio Quezada.

On July 27, 2023, around 10:10 p.m., Quezada was assisting with a Summer Night Lights Program at a local recreation center located in the 300 block of North Neptune Avenue, in the city of Wilmington, when unknown suspect(s) walked toward the park and fired multiple rounds, striking Quezada.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and attempted to revive Quezada, however, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The suspect(s) are believed to have arrived and left the scene in an unknown make and model vehicle.  At this time, the detectives do not have any leads as to the suspect(s) identity and are seeking the public’s help.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Saucedo and Detective Scott, South Bureau Homicide Division, at (323)786-5163 or (323)786-5150.  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 the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to  Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.