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News Release

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Media Relations

Foothill Homicide Detectives Investigate the Murder of a 50 year old

"Foothill Homicide Detectives Investigate the Murder of a 50 year old Store Owner"


Sylmar: On Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at approximately 9:50 p.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to an "Unknown Trouble" radio call at the Chalet Liquor store, on the 14000 block of Hubbard Street in Sylmar. Upon their arrival, the officers discovered the victim, Ramez Younan, a 50-year old resident of Granada Hills and owner of the liquor store, shot to death behind the counter.

The motive for the murder is unknown. The suspect and weapon remain outstanding.

Foothill Homicide Detectives are handling this investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detectives J. Freund, C. Lenane or E. Jones at 818-834-3115 or 818-834-3113 during daytime hours or Foothill Area Watch Commander at 818-756-8861 during evening hours and weekends.

This press release was prepared by Police Officer Victoria Diaz, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.