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Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Teenager Killed at Local Motel NR15069

Los Angeles: On March 3, 2015, Devonshire Area Patrol Officers responded to an "Ambulance Shooting" radio call at a local motel and found a Hispanic teenage female shot to death.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the motel, located on the 15000 block of Roscoe Blvd, and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Investigators determined that the victim, 17-year-old Wendy Martinez, was visiting 22 year-old Louie Lopez at the motel when she was killed. Lopez was immediately arrested for the murder of the Panorama City teenager with a bail set at one million dollars.

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the assistance from the community and asking witnesses to contact Devonshire Detectives at 818-832-0609 or 818-832-0559. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipster may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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