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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

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Police Seek Public's Help in Capturing Gunman

Los Angeles: Police are asking for the public's help in capturing a gunman who shot and killed 45-year-old Edgar Maldonado in Sun Valley.

According to investigators, the victim was discovered lying face down shortly after midnight on the corner of San Fernando Road and Tuxford Street. He had been shot to death. An unidentified citizen told authorities that he saw the victim and another man fighting down the road.

The shooter was described as a male Hispanic, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing 180 pounds. It is possible that he was carrying the victim's backpack.

Police have not determined a motive and have very few leads.

Anyone with information is asked to call Foothill Homicide Detectives Charles Lenane and Margaret Brownell at 818-834-3115. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

Callers may remain anonymous.