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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Hollywood Shooting Leaves One Dead NR21058jl

UPDATE
March 5, 2021

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, around 8:40 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Area officers conducted a high risk stop on a vehicle that investigators identified as being involved in the Hollywood shooting. Officers arrested 28-year-old Stephanie Valle of Los Angeles for murder.

The victim, 24-year-old Joshua Brown, was working as a security guard at the time of the incident. Brown was inside of his personal vehicle when he observed possible theft suspects. Brown followed Valle to the area of Orange Drive and Sunset Boulevard. Brown got out of his car, confronted Valle, and was shot by Valle.

On March 5, 2021, this case was presented, and the District Attorney filed Murder charges.
Booking #6136799 Bail - $2,000,000.00

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact West Bureau Homicide investigators at 213-382-9470.




Hollywod: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for killing a man.

On March 2, 2021, around 6:25 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood officers responded to a call of a shooting at Sunset Boulevard and Orange Drive. Officers located a male adult victim inside of a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Witnesses reported that the male victim was seen arguing with an unidentified individual, possibly a female Black. A shot was heard and the victim got back into his vehicle. The woman walked away, heading east on Sunset Boulevard.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

Anyone that may have seen or heard anything is asked to call West Bureau Homicide detectives at 213-382-9470. 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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