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LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday September 5th, 2013 :: 12:10 p.m. PDT
Advisory

Update: 3 Suspects Arrested/Named in Shooting of 7-year-old Girl in Palmdale #LASD

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a 7-year-old girl that occurred at 12:45 AM on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, in the 5100 block of Essex Drive, Palmdale.

Three suspects are under arrest in connection with the shooting: Jesus Peralta, M/H 22, a resident of Palmdale; Carlos Peralta, M/H 19, a resident of Palmdale; and Eduardo Diaz, M/H, a resident of Little Rock. All three suspects were arrested and booked at Palmdale Sheriff's Station for attempt murder. Each suspect is being held in lieu of one million dollars bail.

Detectives are not looking for any additional suspects.

The 7-year-old child continues to be still listed in extremely critical condition.

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.

Written by:
Irys Alvarez, Deputy
Diane Hecht, Sergeant
Mike Parker, Captain
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
323-267-4800

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***1st Update to Original Press Release***


Due to the extremely critical condition of the 7-year old girl, Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are now handling the investigation.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact detectives at Homicide Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (323) 890-5500 . Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Written by:
Captain Mike Parker
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
323-267-4800

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Original News Release:

7-Yr Old Girl Critically Injured In Shooting. 3 Suspects Arrested by LASD Palmdale AV

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at approximately 12:38am, there was a verbal contact between the occupants of one car (suspects) and the occupants of a second car, which was a family including a 7-year old girl. The family drove away from the gas station at Fort Tejon Rd and Pearblossom Hwy ("Four Points") in Palmdale. The family was followed by a vehicle which contained several suspects.

As the family drove through the intersection at Sunburst Drive / Stratford Drive in the City of Palmdale, multiple gunshots rang out from the suspects vehicle towards the family’s vehicle. The suspects in their vehicle chased the family’s vehicle through a residential neighborhood firing several more times.

After evading the suspects vehicle, the family discovered their seven year old girl had sustained a gunshot wound and called for help. The child was transported to a hospital by Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel. She is described as being in extremely critical condition.

A short time after the shooting, a sheriff's deputy was patrolling the surrounding neighborhood and saw a vehicle matching the description of the suspects vehicle. A felony traffic stop was conducted by deputies and three suspects were detained without incident. All three suspects were booked at Palmdale Sheriff's Station for Attempted Murder.

Multiple crime scenes are being held for investigation and the processing of evidence.

It is not yet clear as to the motivation for the shooting or if there was any type of confrontation at the gas station prior to the shooting.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Palmdale Sheriff's Station detectives at (661) 272-2400. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

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Prepared by
Lieutenant Glenn Brandon
Palmdale Sheriff's Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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Palmdale, CA 93550
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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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Palmdale, CA 93550

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