(L.A.) Angel Ledesma, 24, Died from Gunshots

Case Number: 2023-11351

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 24-year-old Hispanic male that occurred on a street.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Angel Ledesma.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Multiple Gunshot Wounds

RIP ANGEL LEDESMA (October 12, 1998 – August 27, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 11:25 a.m.

Note that the government worker had originally stated on August 28 that the decedent was a female.

The murder suspects have been identified as Police Officer III Eric Hernandez (Year of Hire: 2014), Serial #41767, and Police Officer II Randy M. Portillo (Year of Hire: 2020), Serial #44511, Devonshire Division.

Eric Hernandez murder suspect
Eric Hernandez
Randy Portillo shooting suspect
Randy Portillo


The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in Devonshire Division.

On August 27, 2023, around 11:12 a.m., Devonshire Division uniformed patrol officers were in the 18000 block of Malden Street, when they observed an individual whom they believed to be loitering near the front door of an apartment complex.

The officers exited their vehicle and began asking Ledesma where he lived. Moments later, Ledesma began running toward the officers while holding a knife in his hand, with the blade pointed toward them. The officers immediately ordered Ledesma to drop the knife; however, Ledesma did not comply. Ledesma continued running towards the officers while still holding the knife and an OIS occurred.

Ledesma was struck by gunfire, fell to the pavement, and was taken into custody without further incident. The officers at scene immediately rendered aid to Ledesma until the Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived. Shortly after, Ledesma was pronounced deceased at scene.

A folding knife with an approximate 2 ¾ inch blade, fixed in the open position, was recovered from the scene and booked as evidence.