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Monday, December 21, 2009

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37-Year-old Man Standing Next to His Car Shot and Killed NR09593gb

Los Angeles:  A 37-year-old man was shot to death while standing next to his car in Van Nuys on December 20, 2009.
 
At around 8:15 P.M., Carlos Bonilla left his residence in the 14700 block of Archwood Street to go to work.  Bonilla was standing near the driver's side door of his vehicle when he was confronted by an assailant who shot him in the head. Paramedics rushed to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.   

The gunman was last seen driving west on Archwood Street in a possible mid 1990's Dodge Durango Sport Utility Vehicle.  The motive of the shooting is undetermined and there are no known witnesses or suspect description.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Van Nuys Division homicide detectives at 818-374-0040.  During non-business hours or on weekends calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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.