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Fatal Shooting in El Sereno

El Sereno: The Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a murder suspect.

On May 13, 2018, at 5:20 p.m., officers responded to a reported shooting in the 5300 block of East Huntington Drive North.

Upon arrival, they found an adult male Hispanic, lying on the dirt median strip near a homeless encampment suffering from a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and provided emergency medical treatment.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Yoshida and Alvarez at (323) 342-8964. 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 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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Class 11-17 Recruit Graduation

Friday, May 11, 2018 – A Los Angeles Police recruit officer graduation ceremony was held this afternoon on the field of the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park. The new police officers completed 912 hours of intense physical and mental training over the course of 24 weeks. Today’s ceremony featured 33 LAPD graduates. In addition, three Recreation and Parks Officers also graduated.

In full uniform, the new officers proudly appeared before Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, command staff, family and friends.

Chief Beck thanked Mayor Garcetti for singing a duet of the national anthem and for speaking on the great qualities that make a great police officer. Chief Beck gave advice to the families in attendance. He shared from his experiences as a father of two LAPD officers, telling them not to be afraid as their loved ones go into a dangerous profession that faces public scrutiny. “They have been trained to be great police officers. They will be great police officers. They will flourish on the streets of Los Angeles and they will make a difference in people’s lives. They will do what all of us want to do, they will lead lives of significance,” said Chief Beck. “They will become much greater than anything you could have expected.”

The new officers will begin their new assignments on the streets of Los Angeles within the next 36 hours. For more information on how you can become a Los Angeles Police officer, please visit www.joinlapd.com

To hear Chief Charlie Beck address the new class, click here.


 


One Victim Killed, One in Critical Condition NR18136ll

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect, or suspect's, responsible for killing a man.

On May 13, 2018, around 4:20 a.m., West Valley Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shots Fired," on the 17800 block of Miranda Street in the City of Encino. Upon arrival, officers located two victims suffering from gun shot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and determined one victim had died at scene. A second victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Victim one was identified as Guillermo Hernandez, a 28 year old resident of the City of Sylmar.
The identity of victim two is not being released. There is no suspect description at this time.

Anyone with information on this murder is encouraged to contact Detective Peteque, at (818) 374-1934. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers.