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News Release

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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Venice: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in the murder of 29-year-old Lavell Harris, a resident of Los Angeles.

On May 20, 2019, around 3:30 p.m., Pacific area patrol officers responded to numerous calls of, "Shots Fired", at Fifth Avenue and Broadway in the Venice area. When officers arrived, they found Harris in the parkway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was unresponsive.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced Harris dead at scene.

According to a witness, there were four male blacks wearing hoodies and left in a dark sedan northbound on Fifth Avenue.

Anyone with information on this shooting should contact West Bureau Homicide Detectives at (213) 382-9470. 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 ww.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.


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