Los Angeles: On October 20, 2004, at about 1:30 a.m., Foothill Officers received a radio call involving shots fired in the Lake View Terrace area near Kagel Canyon Street and Foothill Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers observed gunshot victim Martin Martinez, a 19 year-old resident of Lake View Terrace, on the ground near a vehicle. Mr. Martinez was transported to a local hospital by the Fire Department where he was admitted in critical condition.
The investigation revealed that a small vehicle stopped in front of the victim’s vehicle, and the suspect exited the vehicle and shot numerous times striking the victim.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Foothill Detective Division at 818-834-3115. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.