Young Woman Dies Two Days Later After Being Struck by Gunfire NR18039rh

February 6, 2018


March 28, 2018
Photos released of homicide victim Jessica Torres, as well as victim and suspect’s vehicles at the time of the incident.

Jessica Torres - murder victim

Jessica Torres

Suspect vehicle Suspect vehicle

Suspects Vehicle in


Mission: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 21-year-old Jessica Torres.

On February 1, 2018, around 2:30 a.m., Mission Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a “Shooting Just Occurred”, in the area of Van Nuys Boulevard and Arminta Street in Van Nuys. When officers arrived, they found Ms. Torres suffering from a gunshot wound.

Detectives investigation revealed, Torres was driving in the area when a suspect approached in a separate vehicle, fired a gun, striking Torres. The suspect left the scene in the vehicle.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Torres to a local hospital where she was treated for several days.

On February 3, 2018, Torres died from her injuries.

There is no suspect description and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone having information about this shooting is urged to contact Valley Bureau Homicide, Detective John Doerbecker at (818) 374-1941. 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

Tipsters can also visit, 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