Wednesday, July 22, 2009

“I don’t think people have to fear that this was a random act”**

There are way more details (and a grisly photo) regarding this morning's murder in Veronica Rocha's latest report in the News-Press:
  • victim was 35 year old North Hollywood man
  • was killed by several shots through driver's side window
  • it appears victim was targeted specifically
  • gunman "was wearing a blue-striped T-shirt and blue jeans", and, according to a witness, escaped in a "blue, four-door Ford sedan with tinted windows"
*Victim identified: Ara Terunyan, 35, of North Hollywood

**More details from the police press release:
"The shooter was described as a male African American. After the shooting the suspect fled the location by running south through the parking lot and entered the passenger door of a blue American made sedan. The driver of this vehicle was also described as a male African American.

The victim had accompanied his wife to an appointment at a medical office located at the address. While sitting in their vehicle the suspect appeared and began firing at the victim, striking him several times. His wife was left unharmed.

Detectives and Forensic Specialists of the Glendale Police Department were called to the scene and combed the area for evidence and witnesses.

Preliminarily, Detectives do not believe that this was a random act, however are not ruling out any motive and are cautious not to jump to any conclusion. Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance. Should anyone have information regarding the identities of the suspects, the suspected getaway-vehicle or any information that may assist the Detectives, they are requested to call the Homicide Detectives at 818-548-3987. Anonymous Tips can be phoned into the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 818-507-STOP. Tips may be eligible for a cash reward.

This is the first homicide for the City of Glendale in 2009.
2008, 3 Homicides
2007, 2 Homicides
2006, 2 Homicides
2005, 19 Homicides (11 attributed to Metrolink)
2004, 5 Homicides
2003, 6 Homicides
2002, 9 Homicides
2001, 5 Homicides "


AVN said...

Yeah, that's grisly all right!

TonyKim said...

The eyewitness yelled at the gunman after the shooting? That's not smart. Now the shooter probably knows where the lone eyewitness lives.

Mike said...

I'm still a little surprised that eyewitness was willing to go on the record and discuss at length how he followed the gunman onto the freeway!

Scott said...

The eyewitness is all over every TV station and in every newspaper! He seems to be loving his 15 minutes of fame. Hopefully he makes it the full 15 minutes...