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LAPD - North Hollywood Area
Thursday April 1st, 2010 :: 07:50 a.m. PDT


Murder suspect in custody

March 30, 2010

North Hollywood Detectives Investigate Homicide of Teenager in Sun Valley

Los Angeles: Street confrontation leads to death of teen in Sun Valley

On August 2, 2008, North Hollywood Division Patrol officers received a radio call of an “Assault with a Deadly Weapon Just Occurred” at 8250 Laurel Canyon Boulevard at the Taco Bell restaurant. Responding officers determined an assault had occurred and involved a sixteen-year-old juvenile victim, a resident of Sun Valley. The victim had been walking with an acquaintance in the area of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Roscoe Boulevard when he was confronted by a male Hispanic gunman. Following a brief conversation, the suspect produced a handgun and fired several rounds at the victim striking him multiple times in the upper torso. The victim fled to a nearby restaurant and collapsed from his injuries. Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and subsequently transported the victim to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center for treatment of his gunshot wounds. The victim failed to respond to treatment and died as a result of the injuries sustained during the assault.

The victim has been identified as Edward Satterstron, a sixteen year old resident of Sun Valley. Satterstron was a student at John Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley where he played on the football team.

Witnesses reported seeing a male Hispanic juvenile with slicked back hair wearing a black shirt and grey pants fleeing the scene on foot following the assault.


On 3-30-2010, LAPD/FBI Fugitive Task Force members returned murder suspect David Aranda Hernandez to Los Angeles to stand trial for the 2008 murder of former John Francis Polytechnic High School football player Edward Satterstrom. Aranda Hernandez fled to Mexico shortly after the 2008 murder and had been living in Mexico since the murder. North Hollywood Division Homicide detectives have taken custody of Aranda Hernandez and it is anticipated that he will be arraigned Friday morning in Los Angeles County Superior court to face murder charges.

For additional information regarding this investigation please contact North Hollywood Homicide Detectives Tim Kirkpatrick or Tom Townsend at 818-623-4075.

LAPD - North Hollywood Area
11640 Burbank Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91601

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-755-7679

David Delgado
North Hollywood

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