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Sunday, April 19, 2020

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Studio City: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide is investigating a Double Murder Suicide that left three dead in Studio City.

On April 17, 2020, around 11:05 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Area Patrol Officers responded to 11000 block of Aqua Vista Street for a "Screaming Man Shots Fired call.

When the officers arrived, they discovered three dead inside the residence. All sustained fatal gunshot wounds.

The investigation ultimately revealed that 47-year-old Phana Subpramoon had armed himself with a shotgun and shot 67-year-old Joseph Marcotte and 69-year-old Jaturong Siriprasirt multiple times, killing them in their bedroom. Phana then walked to the living room and turned the weapon on himself, ending his own life. LAFD responded and pronounced Joseph, Jaturong, and Phana dead at scene.

The motive behind this tragic murder/suicide is still under investigation, but investigators believe that there was a dispute of some kind that triggered this incident. Investigators also determined that Phana was related to Jaturong.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1925. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompt.


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