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News Release

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Media Relations

High School Soccer Player Killed in Winnetka, Detectives Need the Public’s Help to Identify the Suspect(s) NR12016SF


January 17, 2012                                                                                              

During a news conference today at 3 p.m., detectives released the names of two suspects arrested in the shooting death of Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jr. on January 11, 2012.  Jason Schumann, 24-years of age, and 19-year-old Elizabeth Ibarra, both of Calabasas, were arrested for murder.  They are each being held on $1 million bail.  The investigation is ongoing and no motive has been released.


January 16, 2012

Captain III Tom Brascia, Topanga Area Commanding Officer, will be available for media questions at Topanga Station between 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, regarding the homicide involving Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jr.

January 14, 2016


Media Availability to be held in front of Topanga Police Station located on 21501 Schoenborn Street Canoga Park, CA 91304 at 4 P.M. Lt. Storaker, Officer In Charge, Topanga Area Detectives, will be giving an update on the brutal killing of high school soccer player Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jr. For more information please contact Topanga Detectives at 818-756-3364 for more information.

Los Angeles:
Topanga Area Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate the suspect(s) responsible for killing a 17-year-old high school student.

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at around 6:10 p.m., uniformed officers assigned to Topanga Division responded to an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon-Shots Fired" radio call in the 6900 block of Cozycroft Avenue in Winnetka.

When the officers arrived, they saw a young man lying in the front yard of a residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was unconscious and not breathing.  The officers immediately rendered medical aid until Los Angeles Fire Department personnel arrived.  The victim, Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jr., was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Topanga Division Homicide Detectives are handling the investigation and are following-up on all potential leads.  Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 818-756-3363, during business hours, or 818-756-4800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.