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News Release

Monday, April 13, 2020

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Operations West Bureau (OWB) Homicide investigators announce the arrest of a suspect in a murder that took place on January 20, 2020 at the CenturyCity Mall.

On January 20, 2020, West Los Angeles Division officers responded to a call of a shooting in progress at the Century City Mall. Upon their arrival, officers found a victim down and unresponsive. The investigation revealed that a fight involving the suspect had occurred outside of a nearby restaurant. The fight involving the suspect stemmed from another dispute inside of the same restaurant. During the fight, the suspect armed himself and shot the victim to death. Investigators from OWB Homicide identified Brandon Hinton as the suspect. It was determined that Brandon Hinton had fled the area and a murder warrant was issued. On Friday, April 10, 2020, LAPD-FBI Fugitive Task Force agents extradited 26-year-old Brandon Hinton to Los Angeles to face murder charges. Hinton was booked ona four-million-dollar murder warrant and will be arraigned this week.

On March 16, 2020, Federal Bureau of Investigations Fugitive Task Force agents in Baltimore, Maryland located and arrested Hinton.

Anyone with information, including possible additional victims, are urged to call Los Angeles Police Department's Operations West Bureau homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.