UPDATE Updated: 23-year-old Michael Vincent Carter, a Los Angeles residence was arrested this morning for 187 PC-Murder. His bail is set at one million dollars.
Detectives believe the motive is gang related. The suspect is a San Fernando Valley gang member.
Although detectives are not looking for additional suspects they are looking for additional witnesses. Investigators believe there were two males with the victim at the time of the murder and would like to talk them.
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would assist in the investigation of a man who was killed in the Hollywood area.
On Saturday, February 7, 2015, around 11:40 p.m., Hollywood Division officers were patrolling the area of Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue when they heard what sounded like gunshots. The officers checked the area and discovered a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
The victim is described as an adult male Black. His name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
The suspects in this homicide have been described as two male Blacks. According to witnesses the suspects were last seen running northbound on Las Palmas. The Circumstances and motive for this homicide are unknown. There is no further information at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
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 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”