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Downtown Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Central Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect(s) who killed one victim and injured another victim.
On October 23, 2021, at around 7:41 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Central Area uniformed patrol officers responded to a radio call of an, “Assault with a Deadly Weapon that Just Occurred,” inside one of the apartments in the 800 block of South Grand Avenue.
When the officers arrived, they learned of three persons shot during the incident. Two individuals, a victim and a suspect in the incident, were transported to local hospitals where they are expected to survive their injuries. As officers conducted a search for victims, a second victim was discovered in apartment. The victim suffered multiple injuries to his torso and, despite the best efforts of Los Angeles Fire Department personnel, the second victim succumbed to his wounds at scene.
Los Angeles Police Department Central Bureau Homicide detectives assumed investigative responsibility for the case. Their investigation revealed that four male Black suspects entered the location to possibly purchase marijuana from the victim. The victim and at least one of the suspects had engaged in such transactions on prior occasions. An argument ensued and one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and shot the victim. An exchange of gunfire then occurred between the suspects and additional victims. The suspects were last seen running from the location with the victims’ property. One of the suspects was struck by gunfire and collapsed outside of the building where he was subsequently treated by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and transported to a local hospital.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Central Bureau Homicide Detective Brad Golden, at (213) 996-4161. 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 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.