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Arleta: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man.

On Thursday November 23, 2017, at about 8:20 p.m., LAPD Mission Area officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon," at the 14200 block of Gager Street in the City of Arleta.

Upon officer's arrival, they located a male victim unconscious and not breathing inside the residence suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers immediately requested Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics response as they performed CPR. Upon paramedic's arrival, they attempted emergency medical aid, but the victim died from his injury he sustained at scene.

LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide detectives were notified and responded to the scene.

Detectives investigation revealed, on Thursday November 23, 2017, around8:15 p.m., the victim was inside of his mother's residence when he was confronted by a suspect. A possible physical altercation ensued at which time the suspect shot the victim causing his death.

Based on Homicide detective's preliminary investigation, this was a targeted crime and not random. The victim has been identified as twenty-six-year-old Steven Tang from the City of Arleta.

Suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, in his 20's, and he is currently outstanding.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. Anonymous tips can be called into crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637(C-R-I-M-E-S) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Fugitive Warrant Section conducted an operation resulting in the arrest of repeat offenders and violent criminals.

A noticeable increase in violent crime within Operations Central Bureau and Operations South Bureau led to the need to develop additional strategies to remove repeat offenders from the communities. The LAPD's Fugitive Warrant Section services this function as a specialized unit, holding the sole responsibility for pursuing wanted suspects within the City of Los Angeles. The unit was deployed specifically to address repeat, as well as violent, offenders in the areas which showed a violent crime increase.

Specialized teams within the Fugitive Warrant Section, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Los Angeles County Probation Department, have proven extremely effective in apprehending and rehabilitating repeat offenders. The teams gathered credible information regarding wanted persons and acted on that information on November 21st and November 22nd, 2017. Violent crime areas of South and Central Bureaus were targeted. During the two-day operation, 24 checks were completed at locations known to harbor felony suspects. Eight felony arrests were made for the crimes which included criminal threats, vehicle theft, narcotics sales, spousal abuse, and murder.

The LAPD's Fugitive Warrant Section will continue to actively pursue these chronic offenders as a means of removing violent felons from the streets and to curb the gang-related violent crime in the City of Los Angeles. Any questions related to this operation can be directed to LAPD Gang and Narcotics Division, Lieutenant Julius Guay at (213)833-3700.

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Traffic Collision Kills Pedestrian and Injures Child


North Hills: On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 10:25 p.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred on Woodley Avenue, just north of Parthenia Street.

Jose Macias, a 22-year-old resident of North Hills, was driving his 1997 Chevy pick-up truck northbound on Woodley Avenue. He struck six parked vehicles, including a pedestrian carrying a minor child in her arms. Ruth Chinchilla, a 34-year-old resident of North Hills, was taking her child out of a car seat in the back of her parked vehicle when she was struck by Macias' truck.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Ruth Chinchilla dead at scene. Her child was transported to a local hospital in severe, yet stable condition.

Macias remained at scene and DUI is a factor in this collision. Macias was arrested and booked for 2nd degree murder, after investigators completed their initial investigation. This case is on-going and investigators are searching for anyone with knowledge of this case to come forward.

If further information is needed, please contact Valley Traffic Detective Doug Larkin at (818) 644-8115, or Detective Bustos at (818) 644-8021. 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 1(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 as their local program.

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