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Detectives Hunt Shooter Who Killed Father Of 5 In Sherman Oaks Eatery [5 tall men / Cadillac SUV]
CBS) ^ | June 30, 2012 10:52 PM

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 didn’t 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. That’s when the gunman shot Lopez in the chest.

“Suddenly, we saw a gun go off. Right before that, I heard his friends say ‘No…don’t. Don’t’ They were trying to stop him from shooting but he did take the shot.”

Sherman Oaks resident Farah Ford said she wasn’t at the eatery but knew Lopez and that he was married with five children. “It’s unbelievable. For nothing. It’s 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 6’5″-6’7″.

Witnesses said the men fled in a dark color Cadillac Escalade parked near Vesper and Ventura Boulevard.

Lawrence says police are asking for the public’s help. If you know who the five men are, you’re asked to call the Van Nuys division.

Lawrence also spoke to the restaurant’s owner who says the store will be closed indefinitely.


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I suggest the LAPD start with the local University basketball teams. CSUN, USC and UCLA come to mind.
1 posted on 07/01/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

There was a time when Sherman Oaks was a pretty nice place.


2 posted on 07/01/2012 8:07:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: BenLurkin

.. all Amish, right?


3 posted on 07/01/2012 8:09:08 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Ken522

Dunno! Article didn’t say!

Must have been White.


4 posted on 07/01/2012 8:10:55 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Ken522

Color wasn’t mentioned, so the perps must have had none. Albino Amish.


5 posted on 07/01/2012 8:12:30 AM PDT by Ragnar54 (Obama replaced Osama as America's worst enemy)
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To: Norm Lenhart

White? No...probably albino with some defective gene.


6 posted on 07/01/2012 8:13:20 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BenLurkin

NBA gangs?


7 posted on 07/01/2012 8:13:39 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Ragnar54

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8 posted on 07/01/2012 8:15:37 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: BenLurkin
Five tall guys in a Cadillac. That's all they can come up with? Are we supposed to be looking for Swedish Lutherans high on lutefisk?
9 posted on 07/01/2012 8:16:07 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: BenLurkin

Five Mexicans all over 6’5” tall? And all in the same vehicle? Damn!


10 posted on 07/01/2012 8:17:50 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

They were likely albino Pigmyes from Norway with a case of giantism


11 posted on 07/01/2012 8:19:36 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

We request your love offering of $20, $50 or even $100 go instead to help re-elect Ears Obama, who, as you know, needs the money more than anyone else.


12 posted on 07/01/2012 8:23:48 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
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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.


13 posted on 07/01/2012 8:28:49 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: BenLurkin
The Los Angeles Daily News reports the shooter is one on Holder's people.
14 posted on 07/01/2012 8:45:37 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: BenLurkin

Funny, I would start with All Off Duty Police officers first.


15 posted on 07/01/2012 8:46:43 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Ken522

You could always call them and find out.
http://www.hoagiesandwings.com/locations.html


16 posted on 07/01/2012 8:47:32 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
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
17 posted on 07/01/2012 8:54:52 AM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: BenLurkin
Race and description of suspect here: http://hollywood.patch.com/articles/hollywood-man-fatally-shot-while-at-work

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.

18 posted on 07/01/2012 8:55:01 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: BenLurkin

Raul Lopez must have been a “white” hispanic. Nothing to see here folks, move along.


19 posted on 07/01/2012 9:13:17 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BenLurkin
why describe the men by their height and not say a word about their color?...

but we got the color of the car...great....

maybe they should have got the color of the gun as well....

20 posted on 07/01/2012 9:16:48 AM PDT by cherry (Catholics for Romney)
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To: BenLurkin

Wow.
Nobody saw the color of the perps, but they got a good description of the car as usual.


21 posted on 07/01/2012 9:34:56 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Norm Lenhart

from the ABC network feed:

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.


22 posted on 07/01/2012 9:39:41 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: cherry
"why describe the men by their height and not say a word about their color?..."

Everything about Black people is pretend...why not color too.

23 posted on 07/01/2012 9:48:00 AM PDT by blam
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To: BenLurkin
How pointless and sad. If he wasn't killed, Mr. Lopez probably would've been accused of treating the perps as animals as he courageously tried to usher them outside with a chair. God bless his soul, his wife and 5 children.
24 posted on 07/01/2012 9:54:47 AM PDT by bramps (Newt was the one, but Romney will do.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

As usual, CBS lies about the facts.


25 posted on 07/01/2012 9:55:40 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BenLurkin

More than like some of Obamas goons hoping to start a firefight and inciting anti-gun perceptions across America.


26 posted on 07/01/2012 9:58:54 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Is your state Obamacare free yet?)
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To: BenLurkin
The press will only say it is a "dark color" vehicle. Why is that? Is the color of a car racist too?


27 posted on 07/01/2012 10:09:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: BenLurkin

Did anyone of them looked like “Obama’s son”?


28 posted on 07/01/2012 11:23:22 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: BenLurkin

***was reportedly trying to get five customers who had been “acting out” to leave peacefully. ***

I noticed 45 years ago that you could have three black people together and have no problem. Increase it to five and there would be problems.

I first noticed this in a military chow hall.


29 posted on 07/01/2012 11:34:06 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Can you imagine being a transparent criminal?

There is one in the White House right now.

30 posted on 07/01/2012 1:26:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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