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Saturday, November 4, 2006

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Man Kills Ex-girlfriend, then Shoots Self

Los Angeles: A 29-year-old man shot his ex-girlfriend to death then turned the gun on himself Friday evening inside an apartment in the 20200 block of Roscoe Boulevard police said.

Just before 10:00 P.M., SWAT officers were dispatched to a shots fired call that involved a dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend. When the officers arrived, they heard shots ring out from inside the apartment and saw a bullet come through a window.

After evacuating residents from the building, authorities entered the apartment and found the bodies of Jessica Vasquez, 26, and her ex-boyfriend, whose name hasn't been release until his family has been notified.

According to investigators, the man came over to Vasquez's apartment. During a heated argument, the man became angry, pulled out a gun, and shot Vasquez in the chest several times, before killing himself.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Valley Homicide Detectives Brad Roberts or Jason Leduff at 818-374-7721. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).