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Convenience Store Clerk Shot and Killed

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information in the shooting death of 38-year-old Gonzalo Perez.

On Sunday, December 22, 2013 around 10:25 p.m., Northeast Patrol officers responded to an “Ambulance Shooting” call at a convenience store located in the 5100 block of North Figueroa Street, in the Highland Park Community of Los Angeles.  When the officers arrived, they found the victim lying on the floor with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment.  Despite life-saving efforts, the victim died as a result of his injuries a short time later.

The victim was working in the convenience store as suspects entered the location posing as customers.  The victim walked to the register to assist the suspects.  Suspect-1 jumped over the counter and produced a handgun demanding money from the cash register.  The victim walked away in an attempt to flee.  Suspect-1 then fired one round striking the victim.  The suspects fled the location.

Suspect-1 and Suspect-2 are both described as male Blacks, between the ages of 25-30-years-old.  There was no vehicle seen.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call Northeast Division Homicide Detectives Zesati and Aguilar at (323) 344-5744.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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Brutal Stabbing of 35-year-old William Jennings

UPDATE

 Last Friday, December 27, LAPD detectives arrested 44-year-old Los Angeles resident Michael Allen McGilvery, who turned himself in for the stabbing death of William Jennings.  McGilvery, who remains in custody, has been charged with one count of murder and one count of robbery.  His bail has been set at $1 million.  Apparently, after video surveillance footage related to the incident was televised, people associated with the arrestee persuaded him to surrender to authorities. Homicide detectives are most grateful to the public for their assistance with the investigation. 

 

Los Angeles: On Friday, December 20, 2013, around 10:25 p.m., 35 year-old William Jennings was walking on the sidewalk in front of 3317 West Jefferson Boulevard.  Based on video surveillance from the area, it appears that Jennings was confronted by the suspect and a brief dispute occurred.  During the dispute the suspect produced a knife and repeatedly stabbed Mr. Jennings.

The suspect then walked away from the area, as Jennings lay mortally wounded.

Mr. Jennings was pronounced at the scene by Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics, as a result of his injuries.   William Jennings was a Los Angeles resident.  He is survived by his wife and eleven year old daughter.

The motive is unknown.  The suspect and weapon are outstanding.


Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect depicted in the video.  He appears to be a Black male, 30-40 years old, 5feet 8 inches to possibly 6 feet and weighs about 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detective Paul Funicello or Matt Courtney at (213) 485-4341. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

     
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Man Shot and Killed While Waiting to Meet with an Acquaintance

Los Angeles:  On Thursday December 19, 2013, Derrick Patton, a 32-year-old male Black resident of Los Angeles was waiting to meet with an acquaintance in the 6800 block of Hazeltine Avenue in the city of Van Nuys.

While waiting for the individual, Patton returned to his car around 7:35 p.m., and as he was sitting down in the driver’s seat, an unknown number of suspects traveling in a four-door sedan slowly drove along-side Patton’s car and opened fire, striking him multiple times in the torso.  The suspects then drove away northbound on Hazeltine Avenue, and Patton was later transported to a local hospital where he died.

Van Nuys Division homicide detectives are conducting the investigation and asking for the public’s help to provide information that might lead to the identity and arrest of the suspects wanted for Patton’s murder.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the Van Nuys detective desk at (818) 374-0040.  After hours, please contact Van Nuys Division at (818) 374-1999 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”

     
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