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News Release

Thursday, January 19, 2006

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Three Suspects Arrested for Home Invasion and Murder

Los Angeles: On Sunday, January 15, 2006, at about 3:30 p.m., Devonshire Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 8400 block of Balboa Boulevard. When the officers arrived, they found 20-year-old Blake Crawford suffering from a gunshot wound.

On January 16, 2006, around 7:30 p.m., Mr. Crawford died as a result of the injury.

Devonshire Area Homicide Detectives investigating the crime identified and arrested three suspects responsible for Crawford's murder.

On January 18, 2006, Albert Adams, a 27-year-old resident of Canoga Park, Vincent Solomon, a 32-year-old resident of Van Nuys and 30-year-old Christopher Garner, also from Van Nuys were formally charged by the District Attorney's Office for home invasion robbery, burglary and murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Devonshire Homicide Unit at 818-756-8291. On weekends and during off-hours call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).