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Double Homicide in Sylmar

Sylmar:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in the fatal shooting of two individuals.
On October 27, 2020, around 11:50 p.m., Mission Area patrol officers and Valley Bureau Homicide detectives responded to a shooting investigation at the intersection of Polk Street and Glenoaks Boulevard.
Preliminary investigation revealed there was a post-Dodger World Series celebration, consisting of 30-40 individuals in the intersection.  Vehicles were performing vehicular stunts, commonly known as "doughnuts", in the street while fireworks were being set off.  Two males approached one of the vehicles and smashed out one of the windows using baseball bats.  Those two males fled north on Glenoaks Boulevard, being followed by several members of the crowd and the vandalized vehicle.  Gunshots rang out and two victims were struck by the gunfire.  The victims were not occupants of the vehicle, and it is unknown if they were the individuals with the baseball bats.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported both victims to a local hospital where both died.  Their identities are being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
There is no suspect description.

Anyone with information, or those who may have captured video footage of the incident on cellphones or cameras, are urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide detectives at 818-374-9550.  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.      

Movie Producer David Guillod Arrested

Sherman Oaks: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assaults Section announce the arrest of David Guillod.

On October 28, 2020, Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, conducted a search and arrest warrant at the Sherman Oaks residence of movie producer David Guillod.
Mr. Guillod was out on bail from a prior sexual assault allegation being prosecuted by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office.
On October 21, 2020, a female victim, whose identity is protected by confidentiality, reported being sexually assaulted by Guillod during an evening meeting.
During the warrant service, Mr. Guillod was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Los Angeles Police Metropolitan Detention Center, where he remains held on $5 million bail.
Detectives are interested in any other victims of Mr. Guillod that have not already come forward.
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, "P-3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

LAPD Statement Regarding Upcoming Elections

The Department is committed to ensuring the safety of every Angeleno at the polls during this election. While we fully expect a peaceful election day, we are prepared to address any potential violence that may occur on November 3rd or the days following. The LAPD is communicating with our local and state emergency partners to coordinate our response and plan for any protests or groups that might become violent. The department has modified deployment to ensure a sufficient number of officers will be available to work evenings and into the weekend. The Department is working with the Registrar Recorder/ County Clerk's Office to ensure people understand the rules of participating in an election and the ways they can vote.

In line with the Department's core value, of Quality Through Continuous Improvement, officers are receiving ongoing training on crowd control and crowd management in preparation for any protest activities related to the election. Rest assured residents can feel safe as they head to their local polling places, and the department has sufficient resources to respond to any crisis or situations that arise. Senior Lead Officers and other staff from our community relations offices will be available to deal with public safety problems. Free elections and the peaceful transfer of power is the corner stone of our democracy, and the LAPD is committed to ensuring a safe election here in Los Angeles.


Officer-Involved Shooting in Hollywood Division

The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer III Joseph Marx, Serial No. 37650 from Hollywood 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:
Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in Hollywood Division.

On October 18, 2020, around 9:50 p.m., Fullerton Police Department personnel were in the area of 5500 Melrose Avenue looking for a sexual assault of a minor suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Bryan Gudiel Barrios. They requested the assistance of LAPD officers, who were enroute, when they attempted to detain Barrios. Barrios was armed with a knife and began to stab himself. Fullerton Police Department personnel utilized a TASER, which was ineffective and Barrios ran east on Melrose Avenue toward the Windsor Boulevard entrance of Paramount Studios. LAPD Hollywood Division patrol officers arrived and followed Barrios on to the studio lot, where less-lethal projectiles were used and an Officer-Involved Shooting occurred. Barrios was not struck by gunfire and fled into a multi-story building façade of a movie set. A perimeter was established by officers and additional personnel responded to assist.

After approximately two hours of negotiating with Barrios, he was taken into police custody without an additional use of force.

Barrios was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment from several self-inflicted lacerations. He was expected to survive. No officers were injured.

A folding knife was located at scene and booked as evidence.

Fullerton Police Department will be handling the criminal charges related to their investigation, while LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and interviewed witnesses and supervised the collection of evidence by the Forensic Science Division. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the scene investigation.

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police, 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.