A Dispute Between Two Men Turned Deadly NR22070rc

March 11, 2022

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in the murder of a 31-year-old male, Hispanic, Mission Hills resident.

On March 11, 2022, at 12:30 a.m., Devonshire Area Patrol Officers responded to a radio call of an, “ADW Shots Fired” in the 18400 block of Dearborn Street, in Northridge. Upon arrival, the officers observed the victim laying on the ground inside of a bedroom. He was suffering from a gun shot wound.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene. The victim has not been identified until next of kin has been notified.

Operations Valley Bureau Homicide was contacted and assumed responsibility. Detectives discovered the suspect and the victim were involved in a dispute and the suspect armed himself with a handgun and shot the victim.  The suspect fled on foot.  The victim did not live at the location.

The suspect is described as a 26-year-old, male, Hispanic.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1925.  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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.  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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.