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August 7, 2020

August 31, 2020

Update Homicide Arrest Announcement

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, members of the LAPD & FBI Fugitives Task Force arrested a 17-year-old for the murder of Semaj Miller. Today, August 31, 2020, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed one count of murder on a juvenile. We appreciate the community support and involvement throughout the investigation.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department South Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a homicide suspect.

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Los Angeles Police Southeast Area patrol officers responded to 100 block of East 87th Place for a shooting radio call.

Upon their arrival they located Semaj Miller, a male Black, 14 years old, lying in the driveway of the location. Miller was unconscious, unresponsive, and later pronounced deceased.

The motive for the incident is unknown. The suspect(s) remain outstanding.

Should anyone have information on this incident, please call South Bureau Homicide, Detectives Romero and Armenta at 323-786-5100. To report information anonymously, you can do so by sending a text to 274637, calling (800) 222-8477, or online at

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact Detective Rachel Evans, Valley Bureau Homicide, at 818-374-9550. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu. Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.