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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Media Relations

Fatal Shooting in Pacoima NR21017ll

Pacoima: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide unit have arrested two suspects for Murder.

On January 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., LAPD Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an, "Ambulance Assault with a Deadly Weapon" at the 12700 block of Van Nuys Boulevard.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a fifteen-year-old male Hispanic laying in the grass in the courtyard of an apartment complex. He was unconscious and not breathing. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

Simultaneously, another police unit saw the suspects matching the description running inside a local market. The suspects were taken into custody.

The victim's name is not being released at this time.

Suspect #1:
Smith, Walter
Male, Black
Booking No.6104744
DOB: 05/21/1999
Charge: Felony 187(A)PC-Murder
Bail: $2,000,000

Suspect #2:
Robertson, Ja'Ree
Male, Black
Booking No. 6104801
DOB: 09/07/2002
Charge: Felony 187(A)PC-Murder
Bail: $2,000,000

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, Detective Steve Castro at (818) 374-1925. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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