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Category: Homicide Suspects Wanted

Southwest L.A.: Man shot in garage

November 6, 2008 |  7:31 pm

Johnny Donnell, 43, was killed shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in the 4000 block of Muirfield Road when he was shot multiple times. An 18-year old man, Timothy Jones, also was shot and injured, police said.

The two men and another friend were standing in a garage when the assailants approached and fired multiple gunshots. Donnell suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and his left leg and was pronounced dead at the scene. Jones also suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was treated at a hospital.

The assailants are described as two black men in their late teens to early 20s with light complexions.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Los Angeles Police Department homicide Dets. James Yoshida and Ty Lee at (213) 485-1383.  After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with "LAPD."

--Richard Winton

Harrison Smith II

June 17, 2008 |  7:50 am

Harrison Smith II, 33, a black man, was shot in the chest in the 1400 block of Val Carlos Avenue in Rowland Heights at about 9:11 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Paramedics pronounced Smith dead at the scene, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

Homicide suspect wanted

April 24, 2008 |  3:37 pm

Los Angeles: Roberry Homicide detectives are asking for assistance in the capture of Frank Shano Siganoff, 24, a white man, for the murder of Rose Marco, 57. Siganoff is pictuSiganoff_2red at the bottom right.

Police said Siganoff walked into a fortune-telling business at 5324 Sunset Blvd. on Sept. 3 of last year   and allegedly threw a lighted molotov cocktail inside. Marco, who lived and worked inside the building, was burned alive as flames engulfed the business. Investigators said the motive for the killing was related to an ongoing dispute between two families within the Hollywood Gypsy community.

Siganoff is described as having brown hair, blue eyes and stands 6 feet 3 inches tall. His face is heavily scarred with acne, authorities said. According to police, Siganoff had left the state but was last seen walking in the Hollywood area. Authorities said he details cars and works at car washes to earn money.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Investigators also remind the public that he is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Should anyone have information about Siganoff's whereabouts they should contact Robbery Homicide Dets. Mike Oppelt or Al Aldaz at (213) 785-2531.

*Update: Authorities said Siganoff has turned himself in at the Maricopa County Sheriff's facility in Phoenix, Ariz., Wednesday, April 30. He remains in custody in Arizona, pending his return to Los Angeles next week, police said.

Homicide Suspects Wanted

April 1, 2008 |  2:09 pm

The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division is seeking the public's help in the capture of the following suspects:

Suspecthector_torres_8 Police say Hector Torres, 39, a Latino man, shot Thomas Rodriguez, 18, on Sunday, March 16.

Suspectnelson_aguilar_7 Police allege that Nelson Aguilar, 22, a Latino man, shot Mauricio-Reyes Cruz, 21, on Sunday, Jan. 27.

Suspectfernando_ochoa_7 Police say Fernando "Seco" Ochoa, 28, a Latino man, fatally shot Alfred McCullin, 21, Sunday, Jan. 13.


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