NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—A suspect’s distinctive facial tattoos helped police arrest him on suspicion of taking pictures a person to loss of life inside a tenting trailer in North Hollywood, authorities mentioned Saturday.
Officers responding at about 2:20 p.m. Friday to an ambulance taking pictures name at Vanowen Avenue and Camellia Avenue situated a person inside a camper trailer affected by a gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced him useless on the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) reported.
A number of witnesses recognized the suspect by identify and his distinctive facial tattoos throughout an investigation that additionally revealed he left the scene in a white Toyota Camry, police mentioned. The Camry was situated shortly afterward within the 7000 block of Worster Avenue and impounded.
Police later obtained a radio name at about 3 a.m. Saturday of a battery suspect at a comfort retailer within the space of Whitsett Avenue and Victory Boulevard. That suspect was arrested on suspicion of battery and dropped at the LAPD’s North Hollywood station, the place his distinctive facial tattoos have been “noticed and acknowledged,” police mentioned.
LAPD Valley Bureau murder detectives responded to the North Hollywood station and recognized Ricardo Martinez, 25, of North Hollywood because the suspect within the camper trailer taking pictures.
Martinez was arrested on suspicion of homicide and booked on the Van Nuys Jail, the place he was being held in lieu of $2,185,000 bail.
The LAPD’s Valley Bureau murder unit urged anybody with details about the taking pictures to name them at 818-374-9550 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.