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Traffic Collision in Hollywood Leaves One Dead and One Arrested NR20021jl

Hollywood: The passenger of the Mercedes fled the scene on foot, however, was later detained and arrested by responding officers. She has been identified as 27-year-old Samantha Cunha.

On January 20, 2020, around 11:54 p.m., a gray Mercedes traveling southbound in the 1300 block of Martel Ave collided with the rear tire of a motorcycle also traveling southbound Martel Ave. The Mercedes continued driving southbound on Martel Ave, turned into a driveway and was confronted by the motorcyclist.

Both the driver and passenger of the gray Mercedes exited the vehicle and engaged in an argument with the motorcyclist. The passenger then entered the front passenger seat of the vehicle which started to move forward with the driver's side door open. The driver attempted to enter the driver's seat of the moving vehicle as the vehicle collided with the curb and a tree. The driver was knocked down, became trapped under the Mercedes and succumbed to her injuries.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

Samantha Cunha was booked for felony hit and run, California Vehicle Code - 20001(a).
Her bail amount has been set at $50,000.00.

The decedent has been identified as a 27-year-old female from Los Angeles, CA.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact West Traffic Division Investigator, Osborne, at (213) 473-0234. 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 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 to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Fatal Shooting in West Los Angeles NR20019ll

West Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a man.
On January 20, 2020 around 10:17 p.m., Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Station responded to a call of an altercation at the Century City Mall. The call was upgraded to a shooting in progress.
When officers arrived, they found a male adult victim outside of the mall who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim's identity is being held until the notification to next of kin.
The incident unfolded when a dispute occurred between two separate groups inside of a restaurant. Females were involved in a fight. A fight then occurred outside of the restaurant and the suspect armed himself and shot the victim multiple times outside of the restaurant. This homicide is possibly gang related.
The suspect was described as a male Black, approximately 25-30 years of age, 5' 7", 160 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The suspect left the location on foot, exiting the Eastern stairway to Santa Monica Boulevard.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau Homicide, at (213) 382-9470. 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 to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program


Fatal Shooting in Fairfax NR20018ll

Fairfax: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a man.
On January 20, 2020 around 2:13 a.m., Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Station responded to numerous calls of "Shots Fired" near the area of Melrose and Fairfax.
When officers arrived they found a blood trail leading Northbound on Fairfax. A crime scene was established and shooting evidence was located in an alley parallel to Fairfax.
Witnesses reported seeing a male Black wearing a red hoodie sweatshirt running Northbound and attempting to stop Southbound cars. This male (a shooting victim) was picked up by additional male Blacks in a black sedan that left Southbound. Officers contacted local hospitals and learned of a shooting victim at a local hospital. This victim was transported by a private vehicle and had succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau Homicide, at (213) 382-9470. 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 to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.