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News Release

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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One of LA's Most Wanted in Custody NR09364kr

Los Angeles:  After being profiled on television’s Fox 11 news show LA’s Most Wanted, David Gardiner was arrested by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Wilshire Homicide Detectives .

On July 27, 2009, at around 11 a.m., 21-year-old David Gardiner of Los Angeles was arrested following a nine month investigation after being profiled on a local version of a television show featuring most-wanted criminals.  The show, hosted by Tony Valdez, aired on Saturday, July 25, 2009.  A $50,000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Gardiner and another outstanding suspect, Brandon Daniels.

Gardiner was one of four suspects wanted in connection with the shooting death of Noe Gonzalez.  Gonzalez was killed during a botched robbery at a marijuana clinic located in the 800 block of La Brea Boulevard where Gonzalez worked as a security guard.  Immediately after the crime, two of the suspects were captured but Gardiner and Daniels eluded police at the time.

Detectives received an anonymous tip after the show aired that led them to Gardiner.  Daniels remains at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Wilshire Homicide Detectives at 213-473-0446. During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.