Verbal Dispute Turns Deadly

January 22, 2007

Los Angeles: A 22-year-old man was shot to death on Saturday, January 20, 2007, after a confrontation with his former girlfriend.

At approximately 4:00 P.M., Mission Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 9000 block of Van Nuys Boulevard in Panorama City. Once there, officers found the victim, Armando Vera of the City of Industry, lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his chest. Vera was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

According to investigators, Vera was involved in a verbal argument with his former girlfriend over child visitations. The girlfriend’s brother, 24-year-old Rudy Angel Magana, intervened and shot Vera in the chest. Magana fled the scene in a 1999 red Ford Explorer, four door, California license plate 4KXZ996.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Mission Homicide Detectives G. Parshall or J. Weiler at 818-838-9810. On weekends or during off-hours, call the Mission Area Watch Commander at 818-838-9800, or the 24-hour toll–free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855). Callers may remain anonymous.