The LAPD today released photos of a 22-year-old man suspected of being the gunman in the fatal shooting of Michael David, who was gunned down in Echo Park in early May. Two other suspects in the shooting are in custody but Peter Michael Lopez, who is believed to be the man who fired the shot that killed David, is still at large. “We’ve followed many leads and have not been able to locate him,” said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division. Police provided these details in a flyer:
Lopez and two additional suspects confronted the victim on the south sidewalk of Sunset Blvd, between Laveta Terrace and Echo Park Ave. The victim ran from the suspects. Lopez caught up with the victim, drew a handgun and fired one round striking the victim in the back causing his death. Two suspects have been arrested and charged with 187 (a) PC. Peter Lopez remains at large. He is known to frequent the Echo Park, East Hollywood, and Highland Park areas.
Lopez, who has the ““F**k the World” tatooed on his chest, is also known as “Cracks.” Anyone with information should contact Det. Linscomb or Det. Arteaga, Rampart Homicide Unit, at (213) 484-3642 (or 3639) for further information.