Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations West Bureau Homicide is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for killing a man in a shooting.
On August 29, 2022, around 1:08 a.m., Hollywood Division patrol officers responded to a call of shots fired at Hollywood Boulevard and Sycamore Avenue. Men were reported fleeing Northbound Sycamore and Eastbound Hollywood Boulevard.
Hollywood Officers arrived and found a victim of a shooting. There was a firearm next to the victim. The weapon was secured, and officers rendered aid. The 17-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital but succumbed to injuries.
Detectives believe that the deceased shooting victim was with another unidentified suspect and that they confronted a group of unidentified persons at Hollywood and Sycamore. This group ran away from the deceased shooting victim and the second male suspect and the second male suspect fired shots at the group running. The deceased shooting victim was likely armed and possibly fired at the unidentified victims. The shooting victim suffered multiple gunshots wounds and the investigation is ongoing. The name of the victim is being withheld until positive identification and notification to family.
Detectives are looking for a second suspect, described as a male Black, 5’10”, 180 pounds, wearing dark clothing, who left Northbound on Sycamore. Additionally, there were likely other victims and witnesses in the area at the time of the shooting
Anyone with information is urged to contact West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470. 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 CrimeStoppers at 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.