ARLETA (CBSLA.com) — Police Wednesday released sketches of a suspect wanted in connection to a road rage incident that resulted in the shooting death of a 22-year-old driver.
The shooting happened just after 3 p.m. on July 13 as two cars passed under the 5 Freeway on Branford Avenue in Arleta, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
“According to witnesses, a single shot came from the green-eyed Hispanic driver of a gray Dodge Challenger as he passed the Kia on the right,” Detective Ryan Verna said in a statement. “Richard Eduardo Ruiz of North Hollywood was hit and died hours later at a local hospital.”
Ruiz’s two passengers were uninjured.
Detectives say the gray Dodge Challenger is an RT model with custom rims.
Anyone with information on the suspect or vehicle should contact the LAPD’s Mission Homicide Unit at (818) 838-9976.
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