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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Arrests Made Against Suspects Involved in Two Separate Homicides NR14082wr

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) West Bureau Homicide Detectives reported the suspects responsible for the murders of 17-year-old Charles Hall, and 7-year-old Taalib Pecantte have been arrested.

On September 1, 2013, around 11:45 a.m., LAPD Wilshire Area patrol officers responded to a “shots fired” radio call in the 1100 block of South Redondo Boulevard in Los Angeles. The officers found the victim later identified as Charles Hall suffering from gunshot wounds.  Los Angeles City Fire Department responded and paramedics pronounced the victim dead at scene.  

West Bureau Homicide detectives' investigation revealed that numerous gun shots were fired at the victims from a white 4-door sedan.  The suspects in the car then drove away from the scene.  

On December 2, 2013, around 9:05 p.m., LAPD West Los Angeles patrol officers responded to a “shots fired” radio call in the 1900 block of Corning Street.  When the officers arrived at the scene, they were informed one of the three victims drove them to a local hospital.

7-year-old Taalib Pecantte a passenger in the vehicle, died a short time later at the hospital from his injuries.

LAPD West Los Angeles detectives responded and their investigation revealed that unknown suspects, only described as male African-Americans in dark clothing, opened fire on the victims and then fled a white car.

On Thursday, February, 20, 2014, the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Fugitive Task Force arrested 28-year-old Tradel Faniel, 24-year-old Windell Faniel, 19-year-old Paul Jamar and 31-year-old Danille Peters.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed murder charges against Tradel Faniel in the murder of Hall and Pecantte.

Windell Faniel, Paul Jamar, and Danielle Peters have been charged with the murder of Pecantte.

Anyone with information is asked to call 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 (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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.