LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —   Detectives with the LA County Sheriff’s Department are hoping the public can help lead them to the suspect who shot and killed a father of four as he rode his bike on a Compton sidewalk last year.

Carlos Ortiz, 45, was riding his bicycle north on the 400 block of North Santa Fe Avenue on Tuesday, June 9, around 6:35 p.m. when a black vehicle believed to be a four-door, 2008 Audi A6 with stock rims and tinted windows, drove up next to him.

Officials said a black male passenger exited the vehicle and fired several shots into Ortiz’ upper torso.

The suspect got back into the vehicle and flew north on Santa Fe Avenue.

Suspect Vehicle

Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is seeking any information that may assist in identifying the suspects responsible for Mr. Ortiz’ murder.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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