PANORAMA CITY—On August 31, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Operations Valley Bureau Homicide announced the arrest of gang member, Louis Enriquez Hernandez, for a murder that occurred in Panorama City.

LAPD completed the arrest with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Houston Violent Crime Task Force and Houston Police Department – North Crime Suppression Team, who were able to find the suspect in a home in Spring, Texas of the Houston-Woodlands-Sugarland metropolitan area.

On August 3, at 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a call of a collision that took place at Parenthia Street and Tobias Avenue. The call escalated to an ambulance shooting involving four people.  A fifth person on foot assisted the motorist. All five were present when Hernandez arrived and opened fire. Three of the four victims were seriously injured and taken to an area hospital where they are expected to survive. One of them was treated at the scene and chose not to go to the hospital. The fifth victim was shot and killed. 

The suspect fled the scene on foot, then got in a blue BMW and drove away. Authorities took over the investigation, and learned the suspect fled to Texas.

On August 30, Luis Enriquez Hernandez, 37, was taken into custody without incident. The names of the victims have not been released. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective III Steve Castro serial No. 26287, Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide at (818)374-1925. After normal business hours, all calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS 800-22-8477.