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News Release

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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Murder Suspect Captured

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers have arrested Andres Olmedo for stabbing his friend to death.

On December 19, 2008, at around 1:35 a.m., West Valley officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at Mason Avenue and Saticoy Street.  Officers met with 23-year-old victim, Aaron Medrano who was being treated by the Los Angeles Fire Department for a single stab wound to the neck.  Medrano advised the officers that he had been stabbed by his friend.

Medrano was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition.

Officers identified Aaron’s friend Andres Olmedo of Sylmar and was taken into custody and booked for Assault with a deadly weapon.

On December 21, 2008, victim Medrano died as a result of his injuries.  Olmedo was re-booked for murder and his bail was set at $1,000,000.
Andres Olmedo, 21 years of age, was re- booked for murder.  His bail was set at $1,000,000.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact West Valley Division Homicide Detectives Jason LeDuff or Lawrence Concepcion at 818-374-7730.  After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-247 (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.” All calls and contacts are anonymous.