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Sherman Oaks:  Los Angeles Police Department Operations Valley Bureau Homicide detectives made an arrest in a fatal Sherman Oaks Shooting.  

On February 4, 2021, around 5:28 a.m., Van Nuys Area officers responded to a radio call of “shots fired”, near the 12900 Block of Hesby Street."  Upon arrival officers observed that a vehicle had collided with a tree at the location. Officers then observed a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds  laying on the street outside of the vehicle.  Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the male deceased at scene.  The suspect stated to the officers that the decedent had brandished a gun at him which caused him to shoot the decedent.   

Valley Bureau Homicide detectives were contacted and assumed responsibility of the investigation. Detectives viewed surveillance video and it showed the decedent driving his vehicle at a very slow speed.  The suspect approached and then a shooting occured that was not captured on video.  Detectives recovered two handguns from the scene.   

The decedent's information is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Ethan Grant from Sherman Oaks. Grant was arrested and booked for 187 P.C. “Murder.”   

The case will be reviewed by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office for filing.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at 818-374-1925.  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  Tipsters may also visit, 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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