Robbery Turns to Attempt Murder NR10412SF

August 20, 2010

Clear Photographs of the Suspect Released by West Valley Detectives
Los Angeles:  Early morning robbery in the San Fernando Valley leaves a man with a gunshot wound to his head.  Detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect wanted for such a vicious crime.

On  July 11, 2010, at around 2:00 in the morning, the victim was walking down the street in the  7500 block of Woodley Avenue, when a suspect armed with a handgun, walked up to the victim, demanded money and took his wallet. After taking the victim’s property, the suspect shot the victim in the head.  The suspect then drove away from the location in a burgundy colored full-size pickup truck with “Rydell” paper plates.

The suspect, described as a male, Hispanic stood 5’-6” tall, and appeared to weigh 130 lbs.  As seen in one of the photographs, he has a tattoo of a woman on the back of his neck and a large unknown tattoo on the right side of his neck.  

Detectives are asking that the public view the attached photographs of the suspect and call Lieutenant Edward Pape, or Detective John Dunlop, West Valley Detectives at 818-374-7758, with any information about this case.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.