Homicide in West Valley Area NR21161wc

June 23, 2021

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a homicide suspect.

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, around 3:00 p.m., West Valley Area officers received a radio call of a shooting at Sherman Way and Woodley Avenue. Officers found the victim, Elvis Castellanos, 42 years old, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported Castellanos to a local area hospital where he died from his injuries.

The investigation revealed that a suspect exited a dark SUV of a gas station parking lot, approached the victim on foot, fired multiple times, striking the victim. The SUV drove out of the parking lot eastbound on Sherman Way. The suspect ran to the fleeing vehicle and fled the scene. The suspect has not been identified at this time.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, wearing a gray hoodie and blue Covid style mask.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Israel Lopez at 213-271-6893 or Detective Sharon Kim at 213-216-0171, or the Operations Valley Bureau Homicide office at 818-374-9550. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to . 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.