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News Release

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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Man Shot and Killed in Lincoln Heights

Los Angeles: The police department is seeking the public's help in finding a suspect responsible for the murder of Shurnell West, 25, of Los Angeles.

On April 14, 2007, around 4:20 a.m., West was patronizing the EL Michoacan Mexican Restaurant on the corner of Avenue 19 and North Broadway, and just entered a vehicle parked in front of the restaurant.

The suspects, in a blue van, drove into the parking lot and fired numerous rounds, striking West in the upper torso. Friends of the victim rushed West to the hospital where he later died. His friends were not injured in the shooting.

The van used in the commission of the crime was later recovered by police. The driver, Anthony Angiano, 30, of San Diego, was arrested and charged with murder.

The second suspect, believed to be the shooter, was a male Hispanic in his early 20s, light complexion, short hair, wearing a long sleeve shirt with red flames on the sleeves.

The motive of the shooting appears to be gang related.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Area Homicide Detective Ruiz or Phillips at 323-526-3008. On weekends and during off-hours, phone the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).