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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Highland Park Murder Suspect Arrested

Highland Park: Los Angeles Police Department's Central Buruea Homicide detectives have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a murder that took place in Highland Park.

On Monday, January 6, 2020, around 7:55 p.m., officers assigned to LAPD Northeast Division responded to a shooting in the 5700 block of Fayette Street. Upon officer's arrival, they observed a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and pronounced the victim dead at scene. The victim was identified as a 15-year-old, male Hispanic and a resident of the Highland Park community.

During the course of the ensuing investigation, a suspect was identified as Archi Chavez, a 19-year-old, male Hispanic and a resident of the Firestone area of unincorporated Los Angeles County. Chavez was arrested for this murder on January 13, 2020 and was charged with one count of murder, California Penal Code - 187(a), by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Central Bureau Homicide, Detective Martinez or Detective Watterson at 323-561-3321. 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 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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