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

February 6, 2018

UPDATE

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

Suspects Vehicle in
Circle

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
www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can 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