July 21, 2022
Update: On July 18, 2022, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives, with the assistance of the LAPD/FBI Fugitive Task Force conducted an operation and arrested 41-year-old Eric Sanchez for the murder of Ryan Bush.
Sanchez was transported and booked in Van Nuys Jail for 187(a) PC. His bail was set at $2,000,000.00 (Booking #6421425).
On July 20, 2022, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for criminal filing.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore stated, “The senselessness of this unprovoked attack and commitment to ensure every resource was provided in the prosecution of this murder and hate crime enhancement. Critical to bringing the individual to justice was the support of our community who were similarly outraged by this hate fueled murder.”
July 6, 2022
Sylmar: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for an early morning shooting.
On July 5, 2022, around 1:20 a.m., Mission Area patrol officers responded to a radio call, “Ambulance ADW Shooting” at Polk Street and Foothill Boulevard, in the parking lot of a convenience store. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.
The suspect approached the victim, who was in a conversation with another individual. The suspect made disparaging and offensive comments, then fired multiple shots at the victim before fleeing the scene. This shooting is being investigated as a hate crime.
There is no suspect information.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Thomas Townsend, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-9550. 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 the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.