Northridge: 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 involved in the murder of a 31-year-old man, a resident of Mission Hills.
On March 11, 2022, around 12:30a.m., Devonshire Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of “ADW Shots Fired at the 18400 block of Dearborn Street” in Northridge.
The officers arrived at the location and found the victim laying in the floor inside of a bedroom. He was unconscious and not breathing. He was suffering from a gunshot wound. Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
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 in an unknow direction on foot. The suspect did not live at the location.
The victim’s name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
The suspect is described as a 26-year-old, male Hispanic, from Canoga Park.
Anyone with information should contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Steve Castro 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.