Fredis Orlando Mejia-Melendez, 24
Fredis Orlando Mejia-Melendez, a 24-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, June 10, in the 400 block of North Coronado Street in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8:40 p.m., Mejia-Melendez was shot multiple times while standing on the sidewalk of an apartment building, Los Angeles Police Det. Ray Martinez said.
It’s unknown why Mejia-Melendez was in the area, but police said he was driven there about 20 minutes before the shooting.
Residents called police to report the shooting. Mejia-Melendez was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:57 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Mejia-Melendez worked in the Fashion District packing online orders and was not a documented gang member, police said.
His brother, Jose Mejia, said Mejia-Melendez enjoyed his job. Besides working, Mejia-Melendez liked to go to the gym.
The killing has surprised those close to Mejia-Melendez. “Nobody knows what happened,” his brother said.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (213) 484-3642. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.