SHERMAN OAKS—A suspect wanted for a robbery and homicide was shot and killed by LAPD officers Wednesday, October 16.
The suspect, Lazzeri Frazzier, was spotted at about 6:00 a.m. by officers in uniform patrolling the 5400 block of Kester Avenue. Frazzier fit the description of a suspect wanted for the murder of a maintenance worker and a liquor store robbery that transpired Monday of this week.
At 10:20 a.m. officers attempted to apprehend Frazzier who was walking in front of 5461 Kester Avenue. Frazzier fled as officers approached him which led to a foot pursuit. Additional police officers were summoned to assist in the pursuit. When they caught up with the suspect, they attempted to arrest Frazzier again which failed. A struggle ensued which resulted in the deadly gunfire.
Frazzier was pronounced dead by LAFD at the scene. A .380 semi-automatic handgun along with additional live ammunition was recovered at scene next to Frazzier’s body. LAPD’S specialized Force Investigation Division began interviewing witnesses after the shooting transpired and began collecting evidence. This case is currently under investigation.
The liquor store robbery that Frazzier was suspected of committing transpired at a nearby location. Surveillance video shows a man entering the liquor store where he stole cigars and alcohol. At some point in the video a small handgun appears in the suspect’s right hand.
He was also suspected to be involved in a homicide that transpired on the 14600 block of Burbank Boulevard in the Sherman Oaks area. The victim in that case was 52 year old Antonio Centeno Rodriguez of Panorama City. He was killed at work during his lunch break.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers:
• During business hours at (213) 486-5230;
• During non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247);
• Anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting “LAPD” and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or
• Online at www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.