Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Who shot and killed Michael John Baldwin of LA last Friday morning over at Margaret Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard at around 7 a.m.?
The Los Angeles Police DepartmentPacific Area Detectives are asking the community to help find the person or persons responsible the death of the 29-year-old inside a in a stolen Lexus early Friday morning.
Here is the situation and the facts of the case:
- INCIDENT TOOK PLACE LAST Friday, February 4, 2011, at about 7:00 a.m.
- LAPD responded to a shooting call on Margaret Avenue, just North of Jefferson Boulevard.
- Victim Michael John Baldwin of Los Angeles was pronounced dead at the scene
- Baldwin was found inside a stolen Lexus IS300.
During the course of the investigation, an unrelated arrest was made for felony evading. On that unrelated charge, Mario Lopez of Inglewood was booked and has since posted bail. He was eliminated as the homicide suspect. The investigation is currently ongoing.
Some media outlets here in LA, including at least one news station, reported that a suspect had been arrested for this murder. That information is not correct. The killer is still at large.
So, if you live in this area, or happen to have been near the scene of this unsolved murder, members of the LAPD would like to talk to you.
Lets help find the person or person's responsible for this crime. Please call the Pacific Area Homicide Detectives at 310-482-6372.
During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or 800-222-8477.
Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.