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Monday, September 21, 2020

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23-Year-Old Man Dies After Being Shot in Pacoima NR20233dm

Pacoima: Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for killing 23-year-old Rony Jovel.

On September 13, 2020, around 5:30 a.m., Foothill Area officers responded to a shooting call in the 12500 block of De Garmo Avenue in Pacoima. Upon arrival, officers located Jovel who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation revealed Jovel and a friend were at the location waiting for a ride. Two male Black suspects approached in a white sedan, at which time one of the suspects asked if they belonged to a gang. Jovel and his friend, who have no gang ties, replied, "No." One of the suspects shot at Jovel with a handgun, striking him. The suspects fled the location in the white sedan.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported Jovel to a local hospital. On September 16, 2020, Jovel died.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide detectives at (818) 374-9550. 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 "P-3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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