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Thursday, October 31, 2019

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Harbor City: 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 35-year-old Joshua Allen Pitts.

On October 30, 2019, around 6:30 p.m., Harbor Area officers received a radio call of an "Ambulance Shooting" near 252nd Street and Normandie Avenue in Harbor City. Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound, with several people attempting to render aid.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

There is no suspect description.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Tiffin or Detective Coffee, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7884 or (310)726-7887. 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.


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