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Monday, October 1, 2018

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for killing a man.

On September 28, 2018, at around 8:20 p.m., Mission Area Patrol officers received a radio call near the area of San Fernando Road and Bleeker Street. Officers arrived and located a victim on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Operation Valley Bureau Homicide was contacted and assumed responsibilities of the investigation. The investigation revealed that the victim was at a motel with friends, when the suspect appeared. The suspect and the victim were involved in an argument that resulted in the suspect shooting the victim in the upper torso. The suspect fled in an unknown vehicle.

Victim has been identified as 39-year-old Jimmy Marquez who was a resident of the City of Sylmar.

The Suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 30's, no further description. He was driving a dark vehicle.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1925. 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.

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