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Monday January 29th, 2018 :: 02:56 p.m. PST

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*2nd Update* #LASD Arrest Made in Shooting Death Investigation, 15400 blk Lefloss Ave, Norwalk

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of a Hispanic man that occurred in the 15400 block of Lefloss Avenue, Norwalk, on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Homicide detectives have arrested 27-year old David Vergara (booking # 5216730). Based on evidence and interviews with Suspect Vergara, who produced a rifle in the backyard of the location where the shooting occurred, he was transported to Norwalk Station and booked for Murder.  He is being held in lieu of one million dollars bail.
 
Although the victim and the suspect were friends the motive for the shooting remains unknown.
 
Suspect Vergara’s booking photo is not being released.  
 
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), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
 
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Guillermina SaldaƱa, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
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211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
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******* 1st Update *******
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Detectives are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of a male Hispanic adult that occurred on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at approximately 4:26 a.m. on the 15400 block of Lefloss Avenue, Norwalk.
 
Detectives have learned that deputies responded to the location regarding a “gunshot” victim call.  Upon their arrival they located the victim with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. 
 
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 
 
The preliminary investigation has revealed the suspect, male Hispanic adult, and the victim were intoxicated in the backyard of the location.  The suspect produced a rifle and for unknown reasons the weapon discharged, hitting the victim.
 
The suspect remained at the scene and is being detained pending interviews from detectives. 
 
The relationship between the victim and suspect is unknown at this time.
 
The rifle was recovered.
 
The investigation is on-going and there is no additional information available at this time. 
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
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Original Press is as Follows:
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Date:  Sunday, January 28, 2018
 
Time:  4:26 a.m.
 
Location:  15400 block Lefloss Avenue, Norwalk
 
Victim:  Male Hispanic Adult
 
Suspect(s):  Unknown
 
Unit:  LASD Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Moore
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are responding to the 15400 block of Lefloss Avenue, Norwalk, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man.
 
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 
 
There is no further information available at this time, and the investigation is 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), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
Written by:
Kimberly Alexander, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
 

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