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Fatal Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

San Fernando: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a man.

On October 1, 2020, around 6:12 p.m., Foothill Area Patrol officers responded to a Radio Call of an, "Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shooting, Man Down," near the 13200 block of Del Sur Street. Upon arrival the officers observed the victim laying on the sidewalk in front of the location. He was unconscious and not breathing and suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at scene.

Valley Bureau Homicide was contacted and assumed responsibility of the investigation. Detectives canvassed the area however there were no witnesses that observed the shooting.

The Victim is an 18-year-old male, Hispanic from San Fernando. His identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, Detective Steve Castro at 818-374-1925. 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 Hit and Run in Koreatown

Koreatown: On October 2, 2020 around 1:20 a.m., a black Jeep Grand Cherokee sports utility vehicle driving northbound on Wilton Avenue at 5th Street struck a pedestrian laying on the roadway. The driver of the black Jeep Grand Cherokee failed to stop, identify themselves, and render aid as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and despite lifesaving efforts the pedestrian died at the scene. The victim is a 33-year-old female resident of Los Angeles.

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.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Detectives at 213-473-0234. 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.


Van Nuys Assault with Intent to Commit Sex Crime

Van Nuys: On August 24, 2020, at around 1:15 a.m., the suspect entered the victim's residence. While inside the residence the suspect entered a bedroom where two of the victim's minor children slept. He turned on the lights then turned them off and exited the room. This awakened one of the children. The suspect then walked into the victim's bedroom where she was sleeping alongside her husband. The suspect touched the victim's legs and then attempted to remove her shorts as he climbed on top of her. The victim woke up, screamed, and kicked the suspect off her. The victim's husband woke up then pushed the suspect out of the apartment.

The suspect fled the location and is described as a male White approximately 30-35 years of age. The victim also stated that the suspect had an Armenian accent.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Van Nuys Area, Los Angeles Police Department, at 818-374-9500 or Van Nuys Area Sex Detectives, at 818-374-0009. 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.

Drive-By Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the drive-by shooting death of 18-year-old Raemond Jarrod Santos.

On September 30, 2020, around 1:50 a.m., Raemond Jarrod Santos was sitting in his vehicle in the 1200 block of North Drumm Avenue. Mr. Santos was parked at the east curb when a vehicle with unknown suspect(s) stopped next to his vehicle and fired multiple rounds in Mr. Santos direction.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to render aid; however, Mr. Santos succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased just after 3:00 a.m.

At this time, the detectives do not have any leads as to the suspect's identity and are asking for the public's help. Detectives are asking for any witnesses, who may provide a description of the vehicle, to please call Harbor Detectives.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Cortez and Killingsworth, Harbor Area Detectives, at 310-726-7889 or 310-726-7879. 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 (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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Shooting/Assault with a Deadly Weapon against an Officer

Reseda: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD), Homicide Special Section (HSS), responded to a shooting investigation in Reseda.

On September 26, 2020, at approximately 5:45 a.m., an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer, while driving in his personal vehicle came under fire from an unknown suspect armed with a handgun. The suspect, at this time described only as a male Hispanic driving a black sports utility vehicle, fired at the officer while both vehicles were driving on Vanowen Street in the area of Lindley Avenue.

The shots struck the officer's vehicle, but the officer was uninjured.

At this time, the motive for this shooting is unknown.

If you have any information that would aid the investigation, you are asked to contact Robbery-Homicide Division detectives at 213-486-6910. 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.


Detectives Request The Public’s Help to Locate a Person of Interest in Sexual Assault and Attempt Murder Investigation NR20236jc

UPDATE
September 26, 2020
 
 

A person of interest was identified, and his information was released to the press. This is to notify the public that the person identified, Kwan Dante Adams, a transient who frequents the area, has been arrested.

In the early morning hours of September 26, 2020, Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Gang and Narcotics Division, Fugitive Warrants Section, located Kwan Adams in the Venice Beach area. He was detained without incident and booked for an outstanding robbery warrant. He remains in custody with No Bail. Detectives from Robbery-Homicide continue to investigate the crime that occurred on September 8, 2020.

Anyone with information about this incident are urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division detectives at (213) 486-6910. 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.



Venice Beach: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) is requesting the community's assistance in providing any information about a person of interest in relation to a sexual assault and attempt murder investigation.
In the early morning hours of September 8, 2020, detectives from RHD, Special Assault Section (SAS) responded to a sexual assault and attempt murder investigation in the area of Ocean Front Walk and Anchorage Street. An unconscious victim suffering from severe head trauma was discovered laying on the ground outside of a restroom.
An individual identified as Kwan Dante Adams has been identified as a person of interest related to the attack. Kwan Dante Adams is described as a 24-year-old black man with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He is known to have tattoos on his chest and arms. He is also wanted on a felony warrant for robbery.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division detectives at 213-486-6910. 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, "P-3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Missing 21-Year -Old Young Man

Los Angeles:  The family and friends of Juan Carlos Hernandez and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating him.

Juan was last seen on September 26, 2020, near the 3200 hundred block of West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. He was wearing a gray hoodie, light colored shorts, long black socks and dark Vans.  He hasn’t been seen since and his family is concerned.   

Juan is described as a male Hispanic, brown hair, brown eyes, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds.   

If you have seen Juan Carlos Hernandez or have any information regarding his whereabouts please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.  


Officer-Involved-Shooting at LAPD Harbor Division

**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**

 

 
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred Saturday evening, at the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Community Police Station.


On September 26, 2020, around 9:59 p.m., a male Hispanic, later identified as 29-year-old, Jose Guzman, entered the front lobby of the Harbor Community Police Station. Guzman was met by the Harbor Area uniformed desk officer at which time Guzman engaged the officer in a physical altercation by punching him on the face causing the officer to fall backwards onto the floor. While on the ground Guzman began to struggle over the officer's gun and managed to remove the gun from the officer's holster and gain control of the gun. Guzman continued his assault and hit the officer on the head with the gun causing lacerations and immediate bleeding. As Guzman stood up he pointed the gun at the officer and began to retreat towards the front door. The on-duty Assistant Watch Commander (AWC) responded to the front lobby at which point the officer informed the AWC that Guzman had his gun. As the AWC turned to address Guzman, he turned and fired at the AWC which precipitated an Officer-Involved-Shooting. Guzman was not struck by gunfire and fled the station in his vehicle.

Responding officers observed Guzman's vehicle and initiated a pursuit which terminated at Pacific Avenue and 17th Street, where he was taken into custody involving of a non-categorical use of force. Guzman sustained minor abrasions, was medically treated and was released for booking.

A loaded 9mm Berretta semi-automatic pistol was recovered from Guzman's vehicle.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the officer to a local hospital where he was medically treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) 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 on-scene investigation.

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 LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officers was reasonable.


LAPD Statement Regarding Armenia and Azerbaijan Conflict

The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of increasing military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Artsakh region. Any peaceful protests related to this conflict will be facilitated as protected free speech. However, violent behavior or vandalism by protestors will not be tolerated and will result in enforcement action or arrest.

The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to the rights, freedom, and safety of all Angelenos. Extra patrol will be given to both the Armenian and Azerbaijani communities within Los Angeles during this time of heightened tension.