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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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Suspect Wanted in Valley Area Double Homicide NR16015lp

Winnetka: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of Brian Anthony Gonzales suspected of killing a 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man.

On Sunday, January 17, 2016, around 4:20 p.m., Topanga patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Suspect there Now", in the 7600 block of Oso Avenue in the Winnetka area. When officers arrived they found both victims inside the residence, unresponsive suffering from gunshot wounds.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that the female victim called 911 and reported that her ex-boyfriend was at her residence and was armed with a gun. Homicide detectives have subsequently identified the female victim's ex-boyfriend.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced both victims dead at the scene.

The victims' identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

The Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking 24-year-old Brian Anthony Gonzales, a.k.a. "Brian Hammond". Gonzales is described as a Black male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 lbs.
Brian Anthony Gonzales a.k.a. "Brian Hammond"

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Gutierrez or Detective Plourde, at 818-374-1923. 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 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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