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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Suspect on Bicycle Shoots and Kills an Adult Man NR21199ti

Canoga Park: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a homicide suspect.

On July 26, 2021, around 2:18 p.m., Topanga Area officers responded to a shooting call near the 21300 block Victory Boulevard. Upon arrival, they located a victim down on the street, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased by hospital staff. The victim is identified as 43-year-old Mkher Alaverdian of Glendale.

Witnesses reported that this incident stemmed from a dispute that occurred minutes earlier near the 6400 block of DeSoto Avenue. The suspect on a bicycle fired into the victim's car, striking him.

Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are investigating and believe there were witnesses to the shooting and are seeking information. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-9550. 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 the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to . Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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