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News Release

Saturday, January 9, 2021

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Koreatown: 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 a woman in her late 30's, a resident of Los Angeles.

On January 9, 2021, around 1:11 a.m., Olympic area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a, "Shooting," at Mariposa Street and Council Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. She was accompanied by her dog, who was also stuck by gunfire.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the woman dead at the scene. The dog survived.

According to witnesses, the woman was walking to her vehicle, as she entered her vehicle the suspect approached and shot the woman.

The suspect is described as a male Black, in his 20's and wearing dark clothing. He was last seen running away southbound on Mariposa Street towards First Street.

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 Tipsters may also visit, 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.