Murder Was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 187, Man Shot in Van Nuys
Juan Espinoza, 19, was shot on the corner of Friar Street and Vesper Avenue in Van Nuys July 31.
According to the police the incident happened 10.30 p.m., after a verbal dispute between the suspect and Espinoza. Investigators have indicated the gunman to be a male Hispanic with black hair between 20-30 years of age. The killer, after shooting Espinoza, fled the scene in a 1980s white two- or four-door Honda Civic. Investigations are underway and no arrests have been made yet.
Police have not indicated if the killing was gang-related. Anyone with information can get in touch with Detective Pete Barba at (818) 374-0040 or call 877-ASK-LAPD (877-275-5273).