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LAPD is Looking for Answers in a Silver Lake Homicide

Los Angeles: LAPD Northeast Area detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing information about the murder of a man in the Silver Lake community of Los Angeles.

On August 7, 2011, at around 5:08 a.m., LAPD Northeast Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the intersection of Silver Lake Boulevard and Scott Place. When the officers arrived they found a man seated in a car suffering from a gunshot wound to his head. Paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the man to the University of Southern California Medical Center where the victim, identified as 20-year-old Juan David Vasquez Loma, was declared brain dead and placed on life support. On August 14, 2011, Loma succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The motive and the description of the suspect(s) are unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Northeast Detectives J. Carrillo or L. Burcher 213-847-4261. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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