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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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Murder Suspect Arrested NR21170ti

Van Nuys: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide announce the arrest of 37-year-old, Pedro Rodriguez for Murder.

On June 28, 2021, around 2:30 a.m., Mission Area officers responded to a radio call of "Assault with a Deadly Weapon, suspect there now" near the 8100 block of Langdon Avenue. Upon arrival they discovered the victim deceased on the floor behind the door of the apartment. The victim appeared to have suffered multiple blunt force traumatic injuries.

Witnesses at scene provided the identity of the suspect and eyewitness accounts of his actions which lead to the victim's death. The suspect fled the scene before the police arrived but was later apprehended at his residence near the 6700 block of Havenhurst Avenue. The investigation revealed that the suspect attacked the victim, assaulting him with his hands, as well as various items from around the apartment. The killing appears to have been domestic/family violence related.

The victim is a 36-year-old male Hispanic and his name is currently being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

Rodriguez was booked at LAPD Van Nuys jail for 187(A) (1) PC- Murder, with a Booking Number 6205358.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective S. Kim, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at 213-216-0171 or her partner Detective I Lopez at 213-271-6893 or the Operations Valley Bureau Homicide office at 818-374-9550. 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 L.A. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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