LA's Most Wanted: Killing of Emmanuel 'Mamo' Gatewood

If he had not been murdered by a stranger, Emmanuel Gatewood would be playing college football now, probably at Grambling State.

That dream ended when "Mamo" -- as he was affectionately known -- was killed by a stranger on Tuesday night, July 10, 2012.

Mamo had attended a party on 123rd Street near Normandie Avenue in the Athens District. He was waiting for friends to join him so they could go home when the killer walked up and starting shooting without saying a word.

Mamo was only 17-years-old.

Anyone with any information, even if it doesn't seem important, is urged to call Detective Dave Gunner at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau: (323) 890-5500.

Callers, especially those who want to be anonymoous, can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Information can be texted to CRIMES (274637) with the letters TIPLA included in the message portion of the text. Additional information about sending tips anonymously can be found by going to

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