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News Release

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Media Relations

Murder Suspect Involved Shooting with Police

Los Angeles: A murder suspect wanted by the LAPD was shot by Glendale police officers.

On Monday, March 31, 2008, at around 7:15 PM, uniformed police officers assigned to Northeast Division responded to a shooting call in the 1400 block of Avenue 51 in the Highland Park community of Los Angeles. Detectives’ investigation revealed that the victim, 29-year-old, Jose Edwardo Garcia, had received multiple gunshot wounds. Garcia was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and was listed in stable condition.

On April 1, 2008, at around 2 AM, Garcia died from his injuries.

While conducting a follow-up investigation, detectives learned that the suspect from the Garcia shooting used a .45 caliber handgun, the same caliber weapon used by the suspect involved in a Glendale Officer-Involved Shooting, which occurred about 2 hours later in Glendale. A bullet casing comparison test was conducted and tentatively, both casings matched.

With the test results and other collaborating witness statements, it is believed the suspect to the Garcia shooting, Daniel Gonzalez, age 29, was the same suspect in the Glendale shooting.

Gonzalez is a documented local street gang member.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Northeast Homicide Detective Jose Carrillo at 213-847-4261. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free at 1-877-LAW-FULL (1-877-529-3855).