Murder of Fashion District salesman goes unsolved; LAPD asks for public’s help

Murder victim Fredis Mejia was killed near Silver Lake on June 10

Murder victim Fredis Mejia | Courtesy LAPD


HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Police are asking the public to help identifying the suspect or suspects who fatally  shot a man earlier this month in Historic Filipinotown near Silver Lake.

The victim, 24-year-old Fredis Mejia, a salesman who worked in the Downtown Fashion District, was standing on the sidewalk in the 400 block of North Coronado Street  on Friday, June 9 at about 8:40 pm when the suspect or suspects walked up and shot him multiple times  before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction, according to statement released by the Los Angeles Police Department. Mejia was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mejia did  not have any gang affiliation, police said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Rampart Homicide Detectove Martinez at (213) 484-3642 or Detective Chung at (213) 484-3643. 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) 0r 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 download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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  1. how sad…….i hope they find the killer soon

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