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Fatal Shooting in Hollywood NR21023ml

Mission Hills: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects responsible for the shooting death of a man.

On January 17, 2021, at 2:24 a.m., Mission Area Patrol Officers were at Mission Community Hospital located at 14850 Roscoe Boulevard when they were flagged down by the Security Guard regarding a traffic collision that occurred in front of the hospital.   

Officers responded and observed the Victim's vehicle had missed the entrance of the hospital and collided with bushes almost striking a water hydrant.  The side windows were shattered consistent with being shot at.   

Victim-1, passenger had been shot in the chest and Victim-2, driver had been shot on the upper torso.  Victim -1 was transported to another local hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department where he was pronounced dead.  Victim-2 was admitted to Mission Community Hospital where he was treated for his injury.   

Detectives discovered the actual shooting took place at 9200 block of Sepulveda Boulevard.  Detectives responded to that location and discovered evidence of a shooting.       

Victim-1, is a male, Hispanic, approximately 20-years-old.  Victim-2 information is not being released at this time.  

There was no suspect(s) description at the time.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at 818-374-9550.  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 prompts.

Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a Fatal Hit and Run that killed a 46-year-old man.   

On January 16, 2021, at 7:50 a.m., a suspect stole a white 2010 Toyota Tacoma in the 900 block of Wilshire Boulevard.  The owner of the vehicle was making a delivery and left the truck running.  The suspect, who was walking by, asked the owner of the truck for a ride, but the owner refused.  At that time, the suspect entered the truck. The owner attempted to stop the suspect from leaving with the truck by jumping into the bed of the truck.  

The suspect began to drive at a high rate of speed.  The owner of the truck realized he was in grave danger if he stayed in the bed of the truck and jumped out. The owner sustained minor injuries.

Witnesses on 7th Street, observed the suspect driving at a high rate of speed, weaving in-and-out of traffic and driving on the opposite side of 7th Street. Before reaching Olive Street, a male Black 46-year-old bicyclist, was travelling eastbound on the westbound side of 7th Street.  The suspect struck the bicyclist at a high rate of speed causing the bicyclist to land on the hood of the truck.  The bicyclist’s body travelled over 150 feet eastbound before coming to rest on the street just before Hill Street.  The suspect continued eastbound 7th Street from Hill Street.   

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded, and paramedics rendered aid, ultimately the bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.  The name of the bicyclist is being withheld pending notification of family members.   

The suspect continued and became involved in a second collision with two other vehicles, causing the truck to become disabled.  The suspect fled the scene of the second collision on foot.   

The suspect is described as a male Black, short hair, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 150 to 160 lbs., and he may have injuries to his head from impacting the windshield during the second collision.

Video surveillance captured the suspect removing a blue hooded sweat shirt.  Additionally, the suspect was seen picking up a white hooded sweat shirt and putting it on.  The suspect was also wearing black pants and was barefooted.   

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 $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

If anyone has information regarding the collision, please contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives, at 213-833-3713 or e-mail 31480@lapd.online or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-833-3746. During weekends and off-hours calls should be directed to the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  For anonymous calls please call LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org, or Tipsters www.lapdonline.org

Detectives Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault Suspect NR21021ti

Valley Glen: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Area Sexual Assault detectives is hailing the community’s assistance and announcing the arrest of a sexual assault suspect.  

On January 14, 2021, around 2:30 p.m., Daniel VelascoMoreno was arrested near the 13100 block of Oxnard Street for Sexual Assault of a Minor 10-years of age or younger, from November 2019 through September 2020.  He is currently held with a $1,250,000 bail.  Daniel VelascoMoreno was a counselor who worked with children with an absence or deficit in their attention span, language, and social skills.   

This is an ongoing investigation and detectives are seeking any additional persons that may have been victimized by Daniel VelascoMoreno.       

Anyone with further information regarding this matter may contact Devonshire Area Sexual Assault investigators, Detective John Eastburn at 818-832-0918, or Detective Ruben Arellano, at 818-832-1167. 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.