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Arrest Made in Morning Road Rage Shooting

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Detective Division Crimes Against Persons are announcing the arrest of a suspect responsible for shooting a man. Based on the suspect's behavior in two previous incidents, detectives have genuine concern that there may be additional victims involving the same suspect.

On April 22, 2019, Devonshire Division held a news conference and released surveillance video of the suspect's vehicle and description of the suspect. After viewing television coverage of the news conference, an anonymous victim notified Devonshire detectives and reported being the victim of separate road rage incident. During this incident, the suspect brandished a firearm during a road rage incident that occurred in northern Los Angeles County.

The victim took a photograph of the suspect vehicle and wrote down the license plate. The suspect and vehicle description matched those in the March 25th shooting, which provided valuable investigative leads to detectives.

On April 26, 2019, the suspect was located by the FBI/LAPD Task Force. An attempt to stop the suspect resulted in a high-speed pursuit where the suspect eluded capture. The suspect was ultimately located in the City of Las Vegas. The FBI SWAT Team made contact with the suspect, identified as David Phouanesavath, and ultimately convinced him to surrender.

Due to the suspect's involvement in two road rage incidents, it is possible that additional road rage incidents involving this suspect and the brandishing of a firearm may have occurred. Anyone with information about additional incidents involving this suspect is urged to contact Devonshire Detective Division Crimes Against Person's Table at (818) 832-0609.


David Phouanesavath


Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division Detectives are seeking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of an attempt murder suspect.

On March 25, 2019, around 8:35 a.m., officers responded to a radio call of shots fired near the area of Haskell Avenue and Parthenia Street. The victim was travelling southbound on the 405 Freeway and exited at the Nordhoff Street exit after a road rage incident that occurred on the freeway. The suspect followed the victim who pulled to the curb on Haskell Avenue. The suspect pulled behind, then alongside the stopped victim, and shot the victim multiple times. The suspect fled the location in his vehicle and the victim was hospitalized for the gunshot wounds.

Suspect is described as a male, Caucasian or Asian, 34 to 38 years-old, shaved head, multiple "sleeve" tattoos on both arms and back of the neck.

Suspect was seen in a 1994 to 1998, 2-door, Chevrolet Silverado Z71 pickup truck, black or green with a camper shell.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Devonshire Detective Division Crimes Against Person's at (818) 832-0530. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.




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