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An updated photograph of the suspect vehicle has been attached to this report, replacing the initial photograph of lesser quality.
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Detectives have released a photograph of the vehicle believed involved in this murder, a white, 1997-1999, Mitsubishi Montero.  Detectives are asking for anyone with information about this vehicle or those involved  in this crime to contact them immediately at the numbers listed below.

 

Los Angeles: On Monday evening, a 24-year-old man was killed while coming to the aid of his grandfather who as being robbed in his driveway.

On January 9, 2012 at 6:45 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood patrol responded to a call of shots fired in the 8100 block of Coldwater Canyon Boulevard.  When they arrived, they discovered a male down on Willard Street just west of Coldwater Canyon Boulevard, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.  He was transported by Los Angeles Fire Department to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Investigators discovered that a robbery had occurred to behind a residence. The victim, identified NR12015lp copy  as Danilo Estuardo Morales, came to the aid of his grandfather who was being robbed. The suspects were seen getting into a white, mid-sized SUV with a broken rear window and a long rear reflector light. Morales was shot while chasing after the robbery suspects.
 
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the suspect vehicle or the location of the suspects is being asked to notify either Detective Castro or Detective O’Donnell, North Hollywood Homicide Detectives at 818-623-4075. 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.

Comments

Well, that's a difficult situation to respond to isn't it? I mean what does one see?

I saw law enforcement many times today. I walked my Dog around the block. No one bothered me. I respected all my neighbors. Even though I don't like what they do.

It's brotherhood isn't it? Someone calls.. The police, the fire department, 911. All you people know is that you have a call and you will go.

Mr. Mayor does not seem to accept Social Commentary. Or perhaps I did not look hard enough. No more Government jobs for those that don't act!

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