West Hollywood News
WEST HOLLYWOOD—Deputy Francisco Gamez, a 17-year veteran from the Los Angeles County Sheriffs’s Department, was arrested on Wednesday November 14. He is being held as suspect in the murder of a Sylmar resident.
Gamez, 41, had been assigned to the West Hollywood Station since 2005. On the day of the incident, the Mission Community Police Station had been notified by residents near the 14000 block of Beaver Street, where Casillas had been wounded. He was hospitalized and pronounced dead in Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.
The Los Angeles Police Department began an investigation in which they concluded that it was possible that a sheriff’s deputy was the main suspect. It is believed that the shooting was instigated by a verbal dispute that escalated into the fatal incident.
The Los Angeles Police Department is asking anyone with information on the case to contact police detectives Louis Zorrilla or Maria Perez at (213) 486-6890.
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