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News Release

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Media Relations

36-Year-Old Man Murdered in Van Nuys NR15193dm

Van Nuys: Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsible for the murder of a 36-year-old man.

On June 8, 2015, around 11:48 p.m., Van Nuys patrol officers responded to an "Ambulance Shooting" radio call on the 14500 block of Keswick Street. When officers arrived, they found the victim, later identified as Juan Carlos Espinosa, inside a business. Espinosa was unresponsive and had sustained a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Espinosa dead at scene. The motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Van Nuys Homicide Detective M. Martinez or Detective M. Santana at (818) 374-0040. During non-business hours, 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.