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News Release

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Benedict Canyon Murder Suspect Arrested NR14150wr

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) West Bureau Homicide detectives announce the arrest of the suspect responsible for the murder of 28-year-old Angelo Armani Eppolito-Autry.

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, around 3:55 p.m., West Los Angeles Area officers responded to a radio call of a possible homicide in the 10000 block of Westwanda Drive in the Beverly Crest Area of Los Angeles. When the officers arrived at the residence they discovered the body of Eppolito- Autry with apparent gunshot wounds.

Detectives along with officers worked around the clock and arrested 31-year-old Gerson Sanchez, in Lakewood. Sanchez is a former employee of Eppolito-Autry and the two had an ongoing dispute over money.

Sanchez bail has been set at $1,000,000 and he will be arraigned on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Anyone with information is urged to contact West Bureau Homicide Detectives at 213-382-9470.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”