Skip to comments.Detectives Hunt Shooter Who Killed Father Of 5 In Sherman Oaks Eatery [5 tall men / Cadillac SUV]
Posted on 07/01/2012 8:06:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin
SHERMAN OAKS (CBS) Officials are on the hunt for the shooter who killed a father of five who was working inside Hoagies & Wings on Ventura Boulevard Friday evening.
Raul Lopez, 38, was reportedly trying to get five customers who had been acting out to leave peacefully.
He reportedly used a chair to try to shoo the men out. One of the men pulled out a gun and shot Lopez on the patio, from about a foot away.
Edward Lawrence, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, spoke to stunned employees and a witness who didnt want to show his face on camera.
They came in and they were very rowdy, said the witness, They were disturbing the rest of the customers next door.
Witnesses said the men began rough housing and throwing chairs.
Lopez, a cook, came out to try to quiet the men, said the witness. Thats when the gunman shot Lopez in the chest.
Suddenly, we saw a gun go off. Right before that, I heard his friends say No dont. Dont They were trying to stop him from shooting but he did take the shot.
Sherman Oaks resident Farah Ford said she wasnt at the eatery but knew Lopez and that he was married with five children. Its unbelievable. For nothing. Its sad.
Another resident, Bryan Cherny, called the shooting very surprising. This seems like a good area. We walk around here all the time, day and night. Never been a problem.
Detectives are looking for the five men. They say all were over 6 feet tall, one being 65″-67″.
Witnesses said the men fled in a dark color Cadillac Escalade parked near Vesper and Ventura Boulevard.
Lawrence says police are asking for the publics help. If you know who the five men are, youre asked to call the Van Nuys division.
Lawrence also spoke to the restaurants owner who says the store will be closed indefinitely.
There was a time when Sherman Oaks was a pretty nice place.
.. all Amish, right?
Dunno! Article didn’t say!
Must have been White.
Color wasn’t mentioned, so the perps must have had none. Albino Amish.
White? No...probably albino with some defective gene.
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Five Mexicans all over 6’5” tall? And all in the same vehicle? Damn!
They were likely albino Pigmyes from Norway with a case of giantism
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But...but...but... What about all those poor people who commit crimes but have no color? Personally that’s a tragedy of greater import.
Can you imagine being a transparent criminal? This is a case of not one, not two, but FIVE invisible men following in the footsteps of Eric Holder. And they will never know the joy of being seen.
No, Obama will have to wait until this injustice against the clear gets rectified.
Funny, I would start with All Off Duty Police officers first.
You could always call them and find out.
The gunman was described as a black man in his late 20s or early 30s with a skinny build and short hair, about 5 feet 6 inches tall.http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8720418
Raul Lopez of Hollywood was fatally shot in the chest outside Hoagies & Wings at 14522 Ventura Blvd. about 11:10 p.m. Friday by a skinny, roughly 5- foot-6-inch black man in his 20s, who fled in a black or dark-colored SUV, perhaps a Cadillac Escalade, that was parked near Vesper Avenue, Los Angeles police assigned to the Van Nuys Station said.
And here: http://www.dailynews.com/ci_20979434/1-dead-sherman-oaks-shooting-near-van-nuys?source=most_viewed
The gunman was described as a black man with a skinny build and short hair, about 5 foot-6 inches tall.
Seems to be a conflict on the height of the suspect. Not Amish or Norwegian.
Raul Lopez must have been a “white” hispanic. Nothing to see here folks, move along.
but we got the color of the car...great....
maybe they should have got the color of the gun as well....
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