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News Release

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Man Found Shot to Death in Residential Yard NR11115kr

Los Angeles:  Officers responded to a “Shots Fired” radio call and found a victim of a gunshot wound lying outside a residence.

On March 14, 2011 at around 6:15 a.m., officers from LAPD’s Foothill Area Police Station responded to the 10200 block of Sunland Ave in the Shadow Hills Area to investigate a possible assault with a deadly weapon crime.  When they arrived at the location, they found 54-year-old Edward McMahon, a resident of Los Angeles, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest lying in the yard of a home.  

Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence where McMahon was found.  Several firearms were located and the homeowner, a 35-year-old White male, was detained but later released pending further investigation.  

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Foothill Area Detective Division, Detectives Joshua Byers or Cory Farell at 818-834-3115.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.