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News Release

Monday, March 9, 2020

Media Relations

Fatal Shooting in Topanga NR20065ll

Woodland Hills: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a man.

On March 9, 2020 around 4:25 a.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Topanga Division responded to a shooting call inside an apartment at the 20500 block of Ventura Blvd.

When officers arrived, they discovered the victim laying on the floor suffering from a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and rendered aid but the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The deceased victim is a 27-year-old, Male, black from Richmond, Texas. Hi name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Detectives interviewed witnesses and learned the victim was at his residence when he went outside his apartment. Shortly thereafter he returned yelling, "I was shot." One of Victim's roommates called 911. There is no description of the suspect(s) at this time. Detectives are canvassing the area for surveillance video and further evidence.

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