Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Attempted Murder - News Release

Incident:  Attempted Murder  

Contact:  Watch Commander – (626) 574-5156

Date / Time of Press Release:  June 25, 2013 – 4:45 P.M.

On June 25, 2013, at about 1:38 PM, the Police Department received 9-1-1 calls with people reporting shots fired in the area of Lovell Avenue just south of Duarte Road. Witnesses reported that the suspect and victim vehicles left the area. A vehicle window had been shot out.

Officers responded to the area and confirmed that a shooting had taken place. The male adult victim later returned to the scene of the shooting. The victim said that he had been standing on the east sidewalk and the suspect stopped his vehicle on Lovell Avenue. The victim and suspect exchanged words, and the victim thought the suspect was about to shoot at him. The victim ducked, the suspect shot at him, and the victim’s vehicle was struck. The victim was not hit by the shots. The motive of this shooting is still under investigation.   

The suspect was described as a male, African-American, with a medium build, in his early 30’s, wearing a dark-colored long-sleeved shirt, and he used an unknown weapon. The vehicle was described as a 2006, black, four-door, Toyota sedan.

This incident is being investigated by Arcadia Police Department Detectives. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151, case #13-2988

If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the tip page at
Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers.

Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police

By: Tom Cullen, Lieutenant

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