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Authorities Identify Hollywood Man Fatally Shot In His Apartment

Authorities today identified a man who was fatally shot in his Hollywood apartment, and detectives detained and questioned two possible suspects.

Brian Delatorre, 21, Died

The shooting occurred just after 11 p.m. Thursday at an apartment
building in the 1500 block of Wilcox Avenue, said Sgt. Mark Cohan of the Los
Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Station. Brian Delatorre, 21, died at a
hospital.

The Victim Jumped Out Of His Apartment Window To Get Away

Two men entered the building and kicked in Delatorre’s door before
shooting him, LAPD Lt. John Radtke told reporters at the scene. The victim
jumped out of his apartment window to avoid the gunmen, Radtke said.

Officers Found The Victim In An Alley

“When officers arrived, they found the victim lying in an alley next to
(the) apartment building suffering from a gunshot wound,” a police statement
said.

The Suspects Fled On Foot

The two suspects fled on foot and apparently sought refuge in a nearby
nightclub, which was evacuated. The men were detained nearby, Radke said.

Two Suspects Were Taken In For Questioning

The suspects were taken to the LAPD Hollywood Station for questioning.
The shooting is possibly gang related and the investigation is ongoing, police
said.

Police Ask For Public Information

Wilcox Avenue was closed from Sunset Boulevard and Selma Avenue for the
investigation. Anyone with more information on the case was urged to call
police at (213) 382-9470, or (877) LAPD-247.

 

City News Service. 

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