Criminal Homicide Victims

Nicolas Portobanco

  • Date of Incident: 03/05/2023
  • Time of Incident: 3:37 am
  • Location: 1900 Orchard Dr.
  • Age: 24
  • Victim Gender: Male
  • Descent: Hispanic
  • Arrest Made: yes
  • Investigating Detectives: Carias 36370/ Vander Lee 38606
  • Contact: (213) 382-9470


Victim was seated in his parked vehicle. Suspect drove up in a vehicle, exited and approached the victim on foot. Suspect then fired multiple rounds at the victim as the victim attempted to drive away. Victim was struck by gunfire and died at a local hospital after being transported by LAFD. The suspect fled in the vehicle he arrived in.