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Ovik Oganesyan, a 50-year-old Armenian man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the 12400 block of Venice Boulevard in Mar Vista, according to police and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11:30 a.m., witnesses saw a man and woman wearing dark hooded sweatshirts, walk into a marijuana dispensary. Minutes later, gunshots were heard, said Los Angeles Police Lt. John Radtke.
Police responded and found a wounded Oganesyan inside the dispensary. Police believe Oganesyan was working there and had been robbed, Radtke said.
Oganesyan was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:05 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
So far, police don’t have a description of a suspect.
“We’re hopeful that we’ll get into video, but we don’t have that yet,” Radtke said.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD West bureau detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. …
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Xavier Martinez, a 16-year-old Latino, died Saturday, Dec. 20, after he was shot in the 12400 block of Washington Place in Mar Vista, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 19, Martinez was standing outside of an apartment complex when a gunman walked up and opened fire, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.
Police set up a perimeter in the area but were unable to find the gunman. Witnesses were "uncooperative with investigators," Sgt. James Mankey told CBS-LA.
Martinez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:20 a.m., on Dec. 20, said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.
Greg Steven Garcia, an 18-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder 10 days later, according to online L.A. County Sheriff's Department records. Garcia has been charged with one count of murder, according …
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Guillermo Lopez, a 25-year-old Latino was killed in a possible gang shooting at the corner of Washington Place and Wade Street at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
Police say Lopez and a 19-year-old friend were at a parking lot when two male Latinos, possibly gang members, approached them on foot and confronted them. Both assailants were armed with handguns, and one of them asked Lopez and his friend where they were from, police said. The victims responded that they were not gang members. The suspects opened fire.
Lopez was struck multiple times and collapsed in the parking lot, where he died. His friend was also hit multiple times and taken to a hospital.
Investigators described one of the assailants as 18- to 20-years-old, 5 feet 5, 180 pounds and wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt and blue pants. The other was described as the same age, 5 feet 9, 150 …
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