Video shows suspect following Gardena man before fatal shooting

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In this surveillance video released by Gardena police, murder victim Andy Portillo is seen walking home with two women as another man on foot and a slow-moving SUV follow them. (KABC)

Gardena police are looking for the public's help in solving the homicide of a 26-year-old man who was shot to death as he was walking home on Sept. 25.

Andy Portillo was killed in the 1900 block of 152nd Street around 12:48 a.m.

Police say surveillance footage shows Portillo walking home with two women. As they walk by, another man is seen on foot behind them, while a four-door SUV moves slowly down the street.

Police say the man then got into the SUV and they continued following Portillo and the two women.

A short time later, the SUV parked and the man got out. He ran toward Portillo and the two women and opened fire with a handgun, killing him, police said. The two women ran with the man back into the waiting SUV and they fled together.

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Gardena police are looking for the public's help in solving the homicide of a 26-year-old man who was shot to death as he was walking home on Sept. 25.



Police say the two women did not appear to be under duress and willingly joined the shooter as he escaped.

Investigators say earlier in the evening, Portillo had spent time at a neighborhood bar called Mis Amigos, at 15408 S. Western Ave. where he shot pool and had beers with other patrons. He appeared to be by himself at the bar and left around midnight.

Detectives later found surveillance footage which showed him walking westbound on 150th Street at 12:42 a.m. with the two women.

Police are looking for the public's help in solving this homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Patrick Goodpaster at (310) 217-9653.

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