LOS ANGELES—Officials from the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s assistance that could lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who fatally shot a 37-year-old man.
The shooting occurred on Christmas Day at around 1:08 p.m., according to the LAPD blog. Topanga patrol officers received a call of an “Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shooting” that occurred on the 20300 block of Cantara Street near the Winnetka region. Upon arrival, officers found the victim inside the home on the floor suffering from a gunshot wound.
According to police, the suspects were involved in a verbal dispute with the victim, that escalated to a physical altercation. One of the suspects pulled out a handgun and shot the victim. The suspects fled the scene heading in an unknown direction.
The victim was taken by the Los Angeles Fire Department to a local hospital where he succumbed to injuries he sustained. The victim, whose name has not yet been released to the public, is described as a Caucasian male and a resident of Winnetka. Authorities do not have any details regarding suspects involved in the shooting.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Dave Peteque, at (818) 374-1934. 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 Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.