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News Release

Monday, December 28, 2015

Media Relations

Man Killed in the Valley Area NR15932rh

Winnetka: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who killed a 37-year-old man.

On December 25, 2015, around 1:08 p.m., Topanga patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shooting", in the 20300 block of Cantara Street in the Winnetka area. When officers arrived they found the victim inside the residence on the floor suffering from a gunshot wound.

It appears unknown suspects were involved in a verbal dispute with the victim, which resulted in a physical altercation. One of the suspects produced a handgun and the victim was struck by gunfire. The suspects left the location in an unknown direction.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The victim is described as a male White and a resident of Winnetka. The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of the family.

There is no suspect information.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Dave Peteque, at (818) 374-1934. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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