Homicide detectives Monday released video footage in hopes of identifying the suspect who killed a Harbor City auto body shop owner.

On Sept. 3 about 7:10 p.m., police responded to an assault call in the 1700 block of W. 259th Street and found the victim lying in a driveway, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Ricardo Macias-Mendoza, who owned Guero’s Body Shop and Paint in the 25900 block of S. Western Avenue, was shot near the business and died at a hospital, according to investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Division.

His killer, who fled through an alley just west of the business, is described as an Hispanic man between 25 and 35 years old and 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 11 inches tall.

He had a mustache, was wearing dark clothing, black boots and a dark baseball cap, and was driving a dark-colored 2009-14 Dodge Charger.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts was asked to call Officer Reynoso or Detective Cortez at (310) 726-7884.

— Wire reports 

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