Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the person responsible for the shooting that claimed the life of 34- year-old Julio Cesar Pena.
On May 22, 2016, around 11:30 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Area Patrol officers responded to the 400 block of Gulf Avenue in Wilmington and found Julio Cesar Pena suffering from gunshot wounds.
Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced Mr. Pena dead at the scene.
Detectives responded to the crime scene and the investigation revealed that Mr. Pena was riding his motorcycle home when he was approached by an unknown suspect at a 4 way stop. The suspect stepped off the curb and shot Mr. Pena several times. Mr. Pena lost control of his motorcycle and laid it down just west of D Street.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Harbor Area Homicide Detectives Maffei or Romulo at (310) 726-7882, or (310) 726-7880. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”