Los Angeles: Detectives from
the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division are asking
for the public’s help in providing any information that would
lead to the identification of the suspect involved in an Assault
with a Deadly Weapon incident.
On April 18, 2020, around 12:34 a.m., the suspect attempted to kick
in the door to an apartment located on Mentone Avenue north of
Washington Boulevard. The suspect did not live at the location and
does not appear to have any connection to the apartment building.
The suspect returned to the street and fired one round at the
occupied third-floor apartment. The round penetrated the sliding
glass door and missed striking the victim’s head. A 9 mm casing was
found on the sidewalk.
The suspect is described as a 30-year-old male Hispanic. He stands
approximately 5 feet 8 inches and weighs approximately 240 pounds.
The suspect was shirtless and wearing dark blue jeans, and black
shoes. A white T-shirt was tucked into his pocket. The suspect has
a possible tribal tattoo that covers most of his back. The suspect
was armed with a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun.
Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact
Pacific Division Detective Lin at (310) 482-6395. 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 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
onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile
application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their