Argument Leads to Freeway Shooting

March 3, 2008

Los Angeles: North Hollywood officers find victim of a single gunshot wound at Lankershim Boulevard and Hesby Avenue.

On March 1, 2008, around 1:50 a.m., 26-year-old Bunthan Roeung and his friends were driving on Hollywood Boulevard when they had a verbal dispute with several male suspects in a gray or black Chevrolet Monte Carlo with red pinstripes and possible “F-1 motor sports” paper plates. The suspects followed Roeung and his friends northbound onto the 101 freeway and began to tailgate them. Mr. Roeung was sitting in the rear seat when the suspect fired a single gunshot, striking the victim in his upper back. The victim and his friends exited the freeway at Lankershim Boulevard and drove to Hesby Avenue where they called 911.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel responded and immediately rendered medical treatment to Mr. Roeung. He was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

The suspect is described as male Black, having a dark complexion and approximately 25-29 years old. He was last seen wearing a white baseball cap with a red bandana underneath. He is further described as being tall with a muscular build.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact Detective III Richard Wheeler, North Hollywood homicide at 818-623-4075. During off-hours or on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

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