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Edgar Moreira, 22

Edgar Moreira (2009-03-26)

Edgar Moreira, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot several times in his home in the 8900 block of Wilbur Avenue in Northridge on Thursday, March 26, 2009, according to Los Angeles police.

Police found Moreira dead about 7 a.m. They began looking for Jose Jesus Delgado, a 31-year-old Latino, in connection with the homicide. About 12:30 p.m. that day, police responded to a call reporting vandalism in the 8300 block of Winnetka Avenue.

They discovered Delgado, who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and was banging his head against walls and windows of businesses at the location, according to an LAPD news release.  

"Delgado was taken to a local hospital for self-inflicted head wounds where he remains in critical condition.  He was arrested and absentee booked for murder.  His bail was set at $1,000,000," according to the March 27 news release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Devonshire homicide detectives at (818) 832-0537.

-- Anthony Pesce and Megan Garvey

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