Murder was the Case:LA Homicide No. 281, Man Gunned Down on Merit Avenue

Giovanni Russo was fatally shot outside of a residence on November 30 at 11:55p.m. The shooting occurred on the 16900 block of Merit Ave.

According to officer Gregory Baek of LAPD media relations, the suspect asked 19-year-old Russo to come outside of a residence. Once outside, the suspect shot Russo in the right shoulder. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and later died at approximately 1:07a.m. The identity of the suspect is unknown and he remains at large. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact detectives at South Bureau Homicide at 213-485-4341.

* The victim's name was incorrectly reported as Russo Giovanni on Dec 1.


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