Teen Shot to Death Inside Vehicle NR23091am

April 12, 2023

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations West Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for killing a teenager.

On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at around 10:30 p.m., a teenager was seated in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle on 7th Street near Berendo Street, when a male suspect approached the vehicle in what is believed to be an attempted robbery. The driver quickly drove away, and shots were fired. The teen was struck by the gunfire and the driver attempted to drive to the hospital. At Olympic Boulevard and Burlington Avenue he observed uniformed Los Angeles Police officers and stopped for assistance. The officers attempted life-saving measures and Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded. Despite the life-saving attempts, LAFD personnel pronounced the teen dead.

The male suspect was last seen fleeing 7th street on foot. The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic in his early twenties.

Anyone that may have information that might aid in this investigation is asked to contact Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to (213) 972-2971 or 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.