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Monday, January 24, 2000

Media Relations

Tenant Killed During Dispute at Residence

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, January 24, 2000

Tenant Killed During Dispute at Residence

On Sunday, January 23, 2000, at 1:42 p.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a disturbance call in the 12800 block of Gladstone Avenue in Sylmar. Upon arrival, the officers were met by Johnny Ramirez, a 37 year-old resident of Sylmar, who stated he shot a man who was attacking his son.

The officers secured the residence and located a shooting victim inside the location. The victim, Ray Rocha, a 21 year-old resident of Sylmar, was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

The investigation revealed that Johnny Remirez shot victim Ray Rocha during a dispute regarding Rocha living in the same house as Ramirez.

Johnny Ramirez was arrested and booked for murder. The weapon was recovered from inside the residence.

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the assistance of the community, asking that witnesses call 818-834-3115 or 818-834-3113. During evening hours, please call 818-756-8861.

Foothill Area Detectives are conducting the investigation. Please direct all inquiries to the Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.



For Release 1:50 pm PST
January 24, 2000