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Father Killed While Riding Bike

Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in obtaining any information related to the murder of 44 year-old Carlos Ortiz, a father of four who was killed in Compton as he rode his bicycle on the sidewalk.

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Victim Ortiz was riding his bicycle north on the 400 block of North Santa Fe Avenue, in the City of Compton, when a black vehicle, possibly a four-door, 2008 Audi A6 with stock rims and tinted windows, drove up next to him. A male, Black passenger exited the vehicle and shot Mr. Ortiz, striking him multiple times in the upper torso. The suspect then entered the awaiting vehicle and fled the scene north on Santa Fe Avenue.

Mr. 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. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website

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