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West Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, are seeking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of a bank robbery suspect.

On April 21, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at a bank near the 2200 block of Westwood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

A lone suspect entered the bank, presented a demand note and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

Surveillance video in the area helped the detectives determine the suspect's escape route and showed him drive away in a dark gray full-size Ford pick-up truck. The bed of the truck was full of junk at the time of the robbery.

The suspect is described as approximately 40-50 years old, male Hispanic or Asian, black hair, standing at approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall, and weighing 160 pounds. He was wearing a dark sweatshirt, dark sweatpants, a blue bandana and gloves.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Robbery- Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, Detectives C. Marsden and M. Matsuda, at 213-486-6840. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**


Hollenbeck: Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) which occurred in Hollenbeck Division.

On April 15, 2020, around 10:55 p.m., two officers assigned to the Metropolitan Division were driving a dual-purpose Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) patrolling the area of Savannah Street approaching Cesar Chavez Avenue when they heard gunshots. The officers stopped their SUV at the intersection and immediately observed two suspects running east toward their vehicle on the south sidewalk of Cesar Chavez Avenue. As the suspects reached the intersection and turned to run south on Savannah Street, the officers observed one of the suspects, Santos Orundo, point a handgun at them resulting in an Officer-Involved-Shooting. Both suspects continued running south on Savannah Street and out of view of the officers. A tactical perimeter was established and Suspect Orundo was taken into custody, the second suspect is still outstanding. An article search of the area was conducted and a semiautomatic 9mm pistol was recovered along Orundo's attempted escape route.

Neither officer was injured during this incident. Suspect Orundo was also uninjured.

The subsequent investigation regarding the shots heard by the officers revealed two shooting victims. Both were treated at scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) and then transported to Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center (LAC-USCMC). Victim No. 1 succumb to his wounds and died. Emergency surgery was performed on Victim No. 2 and he is currently being cared for in the facility's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and expected to survive.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the investigation. Central Bureau Homicide is handling the criminal homicide investigation with the assistance of FID's Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT).

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with the LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officer(s) violated any criminal laws.

 
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers:
• During business hours at 213-486-5230;
• During non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247);
• Anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting "LAPD" and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or
• Online at www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.

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Studio City: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide is investigating a Double Murder Suicide that left three dead in Studio City.

On April 17, 2020, around 11:05 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Area Patrol Officers responded to 11000 block of Aqua Vista Street for a "Screaming Man Shots Fired call.

When the officers arrived, they discovered three dead inside the residence. All sustained fatal gunshot wounds.

The investigation ultimately revealed that 47-year-old Phana Subpramoon had armed himself with a shotgun and shot 67-year-old Joseph Marcotte and 69-year-old Jaturong Siriprasirt multiple times, killing them in their bedroom. Phana then walked to the living room and turned the weapon on himself, ending his own life. LAFD responded and pronounced Joseph, Jaturong, and Phana dead at scene.

The motive behind this tragic murder/suicide is still under investigation, but investigators believe that there was a dispute of some kind that triggered this incident. Investigators also determined that Phana was related to Jaturong.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1925. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompt.