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Friday September 7th, 2012 :: 11:11 a.m. PDT
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Update: Victim ID in Shooting Death - Woman Pushed Out of Car in Lynwood, Pursuit, Armed Suspect Surrenders to LASD Deputies

Investigators have identified the victim of this homicide as 24-year old Selene Patricia Mayoral of Cudahy.

Investigators stated that use of drugs was part of the acquaintance relationship between the suspect and the victim.






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News Release Sent 11:11AM, Sept. 7, 2012

Shooting Death of Woman Pushed Out of Car in Lynwood, Pursuit, Armed Suspect Surrenders to LASD Deputies

Barricaded Suspect Surrendered to LASD Deputies After Pushing Female From His Moving Vehicle, Lynwood

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a woman is under investigation by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives. A suspect is in custody.


Sheriff's Homicide investigators have learned that on Thursday, September 6, at 11:15 p.m. a deputy assigned to Century Sheriff's Station attempted to make a traffic stop of a car for vehicle code violations.

The suspect's car, a green Mercury Cougar, pulled over to the curb near the 4100 block of Alma Avenue, Lynwood.

The deputy heard a gunshot and saw a flash from inside the car before the suspect drove the car away at a high rate of speed.

The deputy turned on his radio car's overhead red lights and siren and went into pursuit of the car.

During the pursuit the suspect pushed a woman out of the car at the intersection of Josephine Street and Harris Avenue in Lynwood.

Several sheriff's deputies continued the pursuit of the suspect while other deputies tended to the woman. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect got out of his car at the 14000 block of Chadron Avenue, Hawthorne and barricaded himself in an apartment.

Century Sheriff's Station deputies, neighboring sheriff's station deputies, and Hawthorne police officers surrounded (contained) the area so that the suspect could not escape, and evacuated several nearby apartments for the safety of the residents.

Special Weapons Team deputies from the Special Enforcement Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department soon arrived on the scene, as well as Crisis Negotiation Team members whose goal is a peaceful surrender of the suspect.

At approximately 1:50 a.m. Friday morning, 30-year-old Suspect Juan Diego Valencia, of Los Angeles, walked out of the apartment and surrendered to Sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau deputies.

The suspect was booked at Century Regional Detention Facility for Murder and is being held in lieu of a million dollars bail.

A firearm was recovered.

Investigators believe the victim and suspect knew each other but the details of how they knew each other is not yet known.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Lieutenant Holly Francisco
Homicide Bureau
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(323) 890-5500


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EARLIER NEWS RELEASES:

Sent 3:23AM, Fri. Sept. 7, 2012

Barricaded Suspect Surrendered to Sheriff's Deputies After Pushing Female From His Moving Vehicle, Lynwood(Log 227)




Barricaded Suspect Surrendered To LASD Special Weapons Team After Pushing A Female From His Moving Vehicle

DATE: Thursday, September 6, 2012

TIME: shortly before midnight

LOCATION:
Intersection of Josephine Street and Harris Avenue, Lynwood

VICTIM: female Hispanic adult

SUSPECT: male Hispanic adult

UNIT: Homicide

***Media availability****

NARRATIVE:
Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives responded to the intersection of Josephine Street and Harris Avenue, Lynwood, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a woman who had been thrown from a moving vehicle.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene with an apparent gunshot wound to her upper torso.

The male Hispanic suspect led the pursuing deputies to the 14000 block of Chadron Avenue, Hawthorne, where he barricaded himself inside an apartment complex. The suspect surrendered to a Special Weapons Team and a weapon was recovered.

The investigation is still on going.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.


Authored by:
Deputy Peter Gomez
Deputy Don Walker


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