Chief of Police Message - November 2015
54-Year-Old Woman Missing

Homicide in Pacific Division

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department Pacific area detectives are investigating a fatal shooting of a male victim.

On Saturday, October 31, 2015 around 10:47 a.m., officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the 3600 block of Purdue Avenue.  When officers arrived, they discovered a victim suffering from a gunshot wound.  

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

The suspect was taken into custody by officers.  

The circumstances and motive of the homicide may have been a result from a dispute.  The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information on this shooting should contact West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470.  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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”

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