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Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Shooting Kills 28-Year-Old-Man in South Los Angeles NR19044ti

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for killing a man.

On Friday, February 15, 2019, around 9:58 p.m., officers assigned to Newton Area responded to a radio call of "Ambulance Shooting," near the 4100 block of South Wall Street. When officers arrived, they were directed to 28-years-old Donte Jones, who was a victim of a shooting.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported Jones to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. It is unclear the reason for the shooting and it is unknown if the shooting is gang related.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Newton Homicide Detectives Calzadillas or Ron Berdin at 323-846-6556. 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 can 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.


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