Wilmington: Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Area are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsible for the shooting death of 24-year-old Arlene Leonor Rodriguez and her unborn baby.
On November 15, 2020, around 11:25 a.m., Ms. Rodriguez was sitting in a vehicle that was parked in the 1100 block of North Neptune Avenue, in the City of Wilmington. A male companion was working on the engine of the vehicle, when an unknown suspect approached on foot and fired multiple rounds into the vehicle. Ms. Rodriguez and her male companion were struck by gunfire. The suspect fled the location.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported both victims to a local hospital. The male victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury and is in stable condition.
Ms. Rodriguez died at the hospital. She was seven months pregnant, and tragically her baby did not survive.
There is no suspect description.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Coffee or Detective Tiffin, Harbor Area, at (310) 726-7887 or (310) 726-7884. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.