Commissioner President Matt Johnson opened the meeting and a quorum was established. Commissioner Johnson mentioned that the Chief Charlie Beck and Commissioner Cynthia McClain-Hill were currently attending the funeral of Detective II Nadine I. Hernandez-Fox, Serial No. 33919, this morning. This week Chief Beck had attended “Building Bridges through Basketball”, which was a great success, and Chief Beck along with other command staff had attended the funeral for Sheriff Steven Owen in Lancaster, California. The meeting proceeded to the Consent Agenda Items, all of which (1A through 1G) and Regular Agenda Items, all of which (2A through 2F) were approved with no discussion.
The next item of was the Report of the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief Michel Moore, Director of Office of Operations, reported on behalf of Chief Charlie Beck. Assistant Chief Moore reported on having attended the funeral of three fallen officer’s of southern California. Police Officer Lesley Zerebny and Police Officer Jose Gilbert Vega of Palm Springs Police Department, and Sheriff Sergeant Steven Owen in Lancaster, California. “This would be a total of 46 officer’s fallen by gunfire this year,” noted Assistant Chief Moore. The Chief of Police also attended the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in San Diego this week. There was an officer involved shooting over the week in Northeast. Crime stats were given. There are 9,853 sworn, 2,741 civilians, 422 reserve officers, 284 specialist reserves, 58 chaplains, and 7,861 cadets.
This concludes the Chief’s report.
On July 23, 2016 around 8:20 p.m., victim and the suspect were in the area near Pico Boulevard and Alvarado Street. The suspect was walking on the south sidewalk on Pico Boulevard from Alvarado Street toward Westlake Avenue when the victim approached him from behind. They then engaged in an argument for an unknown reason. The argument escalated into a physical confrontation and during the confrontation the victim was stabbed once in the chest with a sharp metal object. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.
The suspect was last seen running westbound on Pico Boulevard towards Alvarado Street.
The suspect is described by witnesses as a male, Hispanic, 20-25 years-old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, and thin build.
We are releasing a portion of video surveillance of a male that detectives are attempting to identify because we believe he was a witness or possibly involved.
**To view the video of the suspect please go to www.lapdonline.org**
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Rampart Homicide Detective's Detective Martinez at (213) 484-3642 or Detective Chung at (213) 484-3643. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.