Los Angeles police searching for San Pedro Murder suspect


San Pedro, CA – The Los Angeles Police Department detectives from Harbor area are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 37-year-old Miguel Ruiz.

On November 23, 2020, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Miguel Ruiz was sitting in the courtyard area at an apartment complex in the 100 block of South Mesa Street in the city of San Pedro. Miguel was with a group of friends when an unknown male approached the group and fired a handgun at them. Mr. Ruiz was shot multiple times, while a female and additional male were also injured by gunfire. Mr. Ruiz succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. One of the additional victims was transported to a local area hospital and listed in stable condition. The third victim declined medical treatment.

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It is believed that the suspect ran to an awaiting vehicle; however, the witnesses did not see the suspect get into a vehicle after the shooting.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call LAPD Harbor area Detective Killingsworth, or Detective Cortez, at 310-726-7879 or 310-726-7889. 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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