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Sunday, February 14, 2010

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Man Shot and Killed During Fight

Los Angeles:  A fight that occurred between three individuals early Sunday morning, left one man shot to death.

On February 14, 2010, at around 1:15 a.m., two men became involved in a physical altercation with a third man in the 11700 block of Vanowen Street.  During the struggle the suspect pulled a handgun and shot and killed 18-year-old Carlos Martinez of Pacoima.  

Martinez was transported to a local hospital in a private vehicle where he was pronounced dead.  

Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the two suspects in this case.  They are described only as Hispanic men between 17-23 years of age.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Hollywood Homicide Detectives, Detective Steve Castro at 818-623-4045.  During non-business hours, call 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may contact Crimestoppers by texting the 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.

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