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News Release

Friday, November 30, 2007

Media Relations

$50,000 Reward Offered for Murder Suspect

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
Monday, December 3, 2007 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Sherman Way and Van Nuys Boulevard (Southeast Corner)
Van Nuys, Calif.

WHO:
Los Angeles City Councilmember Tony Cardenas
Captain James Miller, Van Nuys Area Commanding Officer

WHY:
On Saturday, January 6, 2007, at around 12:10 p.m., Van Nuys Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call near the southeast corner of Sherman Way and Van Nuys Boulevard. Upon arrival, they found Johnny Cano, 16, a resident of Van Nuys, suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest and head.

According to witnesses Johnny Cano was walking eastbound on the South sidewalk near a bus stop when he was approached by a Hispanic male suspect wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and white baggy shorts. He pulled out a dark colored medium caliber revolver and for no known reason, fired several rounds at Cano. Cano was shot multiple times in the upper chest and head. The suspect ran to a white passenger car in the nearby parking lot, which was driven by another Hispanic male. The suspects drove away on Sherman Way.

Cano's family will be attending the news conference.

Anyone with information is requested to call Van Nuys Homicide Detectives at 818-374-0040. On weekends or during off-hours call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).