Los Angeles: A business owner responding to information that his business was being burglarized confronted one of the suspects, shooting and killing the suspect as he tried to escape over a fence.
On Sunday, February 06, 2011, just after midnight, an auto wholesale business in the 5800 block of South Hoover Street was being burglarized by two men who were removing auto parts from vehicles parked at the business. A witness called to alert the owner’s of the business who then responded to the business to investigate. When the owners arrived one of them was armed with a handgun and confronted one of the suspects who was trying to escape over a rear fence. One shot was fired and the suspect was hit in the lower torso.
The owner immediately called for paramedics who transported the suspect to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Detectives believe the suspect, whose identity is being withheld until next of kin can be notified, went to the business with 19-year-old Charles Netherly to commit burglary. Netherly was subsequently taken into custody, along with a third accomplice hiding nearby, 19-year-old Christina Sharp. Netherly and Sharp were booked for Burglary and are both being held at 77th Street Jail on $20,000 bail.
The shop owner was interviewed and released. On Tuesday, February 08, 2011, Detectives will present this case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney Office for filing consideration.
Anyone with information is asked to call Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detectives B. Durazo or Dave Ross at 213-485-1383. 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.