$150,000 in Rewards Offered on Three Unsolved Pacoima Murders NA20041dm

August 17, 2020

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Foothill Community Police Station 12760 Osborne Street Pacoima, CA 91331

WHO: Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, 7th Council District LAPD Captain Johnny Smith, Commanding Officer, Foothill Area LAPD Lieutenant Albert Gavin, Commanding Officer, Valley Bureau Homicide LAPD Detective Mark O’Donnell, Valley Bureau Homicide LAPD Detective John Doerbecker, Valley Bureau Homicide LAPD Detective Sharon Kim, Valley Bureau Homicide LAPD Detective Edwin Ayala, Valley Bureau Homicide LAPD Detective Eloy Navarro, Valley Bureau Homicide Victim’s Family Members

WHY: On May 9th, 2020, around 10:40 p.m., 26-year-old Davon Pledger was standing outside a friend’s house on Cornelius Street in Pacoima when three Hispanic male suspects approached in a dark-colored sedan. The suspects shot Davon multiple times, killing him.

On February 22, 2020, around 12:30 a.m., Omar Medina was at a party near Montague Street and Telfair Avenue, in the city of Pacoima. He was confronted by a group of male Hispanics, who physically assaulted him. Three of the males produced handguns and shot Omar to death.

On February 15, 2019, around 8:00 p.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a “Shots Fired” radio call in the 12800 block of Van Nuys Boulevard. 18-year-old Michael Kelly was found shot to death.

$50,000 is being offered for each unsolved murder. Detectives will discuss each case and photos of the victims will be available.

CONTACT: For further information, please contact Detective Sharon Kim at (818) 374-9550.