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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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January 6, 2015
UPDATE

Two Men Arrested for Murder in Hollywood

On January 5, 2015, around 12:10 a.m., West Bureau Homicide Detectives arrested 22-year-old Troy T. McVey and 21-year-old Colby R. Kronholm for killing the unidentified victim.


Hollywood: Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would assist in the investigation of a man who was killed in the Hollywood area.

On Sunday, January 4, 2015, around 11:55 p.m., an off duty Los Angeles Police officer was in the 1600 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard when he witnessed a shooting. The officer and residents of the area called the police. The off duty officer and citizens observed a suspect smashing windows on a car and then confronted the victim demanding the victim's money. The suspect shot the victim numerous times.

The off duty officer and concerned citizens followed two suspects and directed Hollywood patrol officers to Wilcox Avenue where they took two suspects into custody.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died due to his injures.

The victim is described as a male Black, approximately 55-60 years old.

Anyone with information is urged to contact West Bureau Homicide investigators at 213-382-9470. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."



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