11.13.09 03:40 PM
November 17, 2009, Van Nuys detectives have arrested two suspects inconnection with this crime, but they are still seeking the public’shelp in locating the vehicle and additional witnesses
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)detectives want to question a “person of interest” in connection with aSherman Oaks club shooting that occurred on Nov. 13. A 30-year-old manwas left in critical condition and detectives are seeking the public’shelp in identifying the individual in question.
Investigatorsare looking for a man shown in a surveillance photo wearing a lightblue-shirt and light-blue pants who was seen inside Smiley’s restaurantlocated at 13615 Ventura Boulevard prior to the shooting. Detectivesbelieve that the man was involved in an altercation and the shooting. He was last seen entering the passenger side of a getaway car describedas a late- model, light-color Honda or Toyota. The car was last seentraveling west on Ventura Boulevard.
Just before 2 a.m., the victim was standing outside the restaurant andwas confronted by two men. A fight broke out and one of the menwrestled the victim to the ground and shot him in the head with a largecaliber handgun. The victim was rushed to a local hospital where he islisted in critical condition.
A short time later, an unidentified man suffering from a gunshot woundwas dropped off at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank. Detectives aretrying to determine if the two incidents are related.
A still photo of the man wanted for questioning is available throughMedia Relations Section. Images of a group of suspects involved in theincident were captured by surveillance camera and are available atwww.lapdtv.org.
Anyone with information or who recognizes this person of interest isurged to call LAPD Van Nuys Area homicide detectives at (818)374-1917/1918. During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour,toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text“Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to http://www.lapdonline.org
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