Garmik Kirakosian, a 30-year-old Armenian man, was shot and killed by police Wednesday, March 21, in the 10700 block of La Tuna Canyon Road in Shadow Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Police said they responded to reports of a robbery about 12:45 p.m. on Glenoaks Boulevard. When they arrived, they found that an employee had been shot in the leg.
Moments later, the suspect, later identified as Kirakosian, allegedly carjacked a woman in a Mercedes and drove off with the victim still inside the car, police said.
Authorities chased the Mercedes until Kirakosian crashed into a pillar near Wheatland and La Tuna Canyon Road. He then ran away.
Police shot him after he pointed a weapon at them, according to preliminary reports by the LAPD. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Edward McMahon, a 54-year-old white man, was shot and killed Monday, March 14, in the 10200 block of Sunland Avenue in Shadow Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Police responded to a call of "shots fired” about 6:15 a.m. and found McMahon in his yard with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to an LAPD news release.
The Los Angeles Fire Department was called and they pronounced the victim dead at scene, officials said.
During the investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant for McMahon's residence.
Several firearms were located inside the house and the homeowner, a 35-year-old white man, was detained but later released pending further investigation.
Anyone with information about the death of Edward McMahon is asked to contact Foothill Area Dets. Joshua Byers or Cory Farell at (818) 834-3115. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS ...
Lira was found dead in his yard at 9:15 p.m, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. Winter said authorities believe Lira may have been beaten and shot during a home invasion and robbery.
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Victoria Fox, a 53-year-old white woman, was shot by police officers and died Friday, March 6, 2009, after she barricaded herself in her home in the 8400 block of La Tuna Canyon Road in Sun Valley, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
The standoff began about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, when police received a telephone call from inside the residence saying that a woman was threatening to shoot and kill herself, according to Sgt. Gil Serafin of the LAPD's Foothill Division.
Two men inside the home tried to talk the woman into giving up, but failed and were evacuated once officers arrived, Serafin said.
Fox, who police officials said appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fired two shots inside the home, hitting the ceiling, he said. As a precaution, neighbors were evacuated. Police closed off a stretch of La Tuna Canyon ...
Gail Wardle, a 46-year-old white woman, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 a day after she was shot in the head in her home in 11300 block of West Wentworth Street in Sunland, authorities said.
Wardle's housemate, Juliette Minjarez, 43, was arrested in connection with the killing, which authorities described as a case of domestic violence.
Paramedics responded to a home on Nov. 3 shortly after 4 p.m. where they found Wardle injured and unable to speak. Wardle was taken to hospital where authorities determined that she had been shot with a small-caliber gun.
Detectives arrested Minjarez, who lived with Wardle, after searching the home and interviewing witnesses, officials said.
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Kristina Davis, a 24-year-old white woman, was discovered dead by the side of the road in the 4700 block of La Tuna Canyon Road in Sun Valley about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9.
A group of people returning from a night of partying came upon her body, shot in the head, said Det. Patrick Barron of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Station. The location, approximately a mile from the Foothill Freeway, appeared to have been the scene of the crime, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Foothill homicide detectives at (818) 834-3115.