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News Release

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Media Relations

Man Dies from Blow to the Head NR09281rf

Los Angeles:  On June 8, 2009, at about 1:45 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Foothill Division patrol officers responding to a radio call about an assault with a deadly weapon discovered a 31-year-old Hispanic man suffering from a severe head injury.

An ambulance had also responded to the location of the incident, which was in the 17000 block of Saticoy Street in the Sun Valley area of Los Angeles.  Sometime during the evening of the attack, before police arrived, the victim was struck in the head with a bottle in what appears to be an attempted robbery.  A follow-up investigation indicated the suspect was 22-year-old Juan Carlos Huezo, a known member of a local street gang, who was arrested yesterday evening.

Though the victim underwent surgery after being transported to a local hospital, he died from his injuries yesterday afternoon.  Identification of the victim will be released by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office after his family has been notified.