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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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Seeking Information in Fatal Shooting Of A Man NR19337ll

Westlake: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in a shooting investigation that resulted in the death of a man.

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 11:40 p.m., Rampart Area patrol officers responded to an, "Ambulance - Assault with a Deadly Weapon Just Occurred" radio call in front of the 300 block of S. Witmer Street. When officers arrived, they met with paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department, who were rendering aid to a male Hispanic in his forties that had been struck in the torso by gunfire. The victim was transported to a local hospital but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Pere or Detective Obrecht, Central Bureau Homicide, at 213-484-3642. 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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