LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) West Bureau Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for the shooting death of Kallen Mahone.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at around 1:15 a.m., LAPD Olympic Division uniformed officers responded to a shooting radio call in the 800 block of S. Gramercy Drive.  When the officers arrived, they found Mahone suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported him to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.

The investigation revealed that Mahone was on the sidewalk when an unknown suspect approached and shot him several times.  Mahone collapsed on the sidewalk and the suspect left the location in an unknown direction.

Mahone is described as a 31-year-old male Black who moved to Los Angeles less than one year ago.  The motive for this crime is unknown at this time.

Anyone with additional information is asked to 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 (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.”

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