Woman Killed, Dog Shot in Koreatown

Key News Editor

An unidentified woman was shot and killed and her dog wounded in shooting Saturday morning.

Koreatown: A woman was killed and her dog shot early Saturday morning near the intersection of Council Street and N Mariposa Avenue. LAPD Olympic Division responded to a call of shots fired at 1:11 a.m. Saturday, Jan.9, 2021, at the location and found a female victim who was shot in her vehicle. Witnesses and officers rendered aid, but she was pronounced dead at the scene by LAFD Paramedics. According to witnesses, the victim was visiting friends in the area. When she was walking back to her car, she was approached by the unidentified suspect. Her dog started barking and then there were a couple of shots fired. According to LAPD Lieutenant John Radtke, officer in charge of West Bureau Homicide, witnesses observed the suspect running southbound on Mariposa. The suspect was described as a male, Black, in his 20s, wearing all dark clothing.

The motive is unknown, but according to Lieutenant Radtke, the evidence suggests a possible carjacking.

The victim's dog was struck by gunfire and taken to a veterinary hospital. He is expected to recover.

Lieutenant Radtke is asking for the public's help in solving this case. Please contact LAPD West Bureau Homicide Olympic Division at (213) 382-9470.

To remain anonymous, please use the LA Crime Stoppers website-

Zak Holman Photojournalist, Key News Network