Police have suspect in fatal Silver Lake shooting

Shooting suspect. Click on image for more details.

CBS2 is reporting that LAPD detectives have identified a suspect in the shooting of a Silver Lake area restaurant worker who was fatally wounded in what police believe was a case of road rage.   The 18-year-old suspect is in custody on a separate crime but is expected to be charged today with the  Aug. 7 shooting of Juan Vasquez David Loma, according to CBS2. However, Capt. William Murphy with the Northeast Division tells The Eastsider that the charges may not be filed until Tuesday.  The suspect is said to live within a mile of Silver Lake Boulevard and Scott Place, where the truck Loma was driving was fired upon.


  1. “The 18-year-old suspect is in custody in a separate charge but is expected to be killed today with the Aug. 7 shooting of Juan Vasquez David Loma.”

    The death penalty before an indictment? LA goes hard.

  2. @killedtoday? L.A. justice is not that harsh! Typo has been fixed.

  3. That’s good to hear. For a minute there, I thought we were in Texas.

  4. Keep in mind people were dealing with Northeast detectives. These guys are eager to redeem themselves from the Bryan Stow folly/ fiasco. Anyone that remotely fits the bill will be charged and investigated. Guilty first, then you have to prove your innocence with these shady cops/ detectives.

  5. Yea, scully, you said it, anyone that remotely fits the bill will be charged and investigated. The Man is totally keeping us down.

  6. I suspect the way to redeem themselves would to be more cautious than they were with the Stow case!

    And honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if this case was solved this quickly; the shooter more likely than not lived in the immediate area, the make, model, and color of the car was known (both facts potentially narrowing it down), and there was the fact that the car was apparently stopped on the street when the truck initially passed it by, which leads one to wonder if it was stopped at the shooter’s house or the passenger’s house.

  7. @Scully

    Guilty first in the Stow case? If that was true, wouldn’t the original ‘suspect’ be serving time for that crime? He was NEVER charged for the Stow incident and was only held on a probation violation. Not only that, but the detectives obviously worked the case further and the result was exonerating the original suspect and arresting and CHARGING 2 new suspects.

    It was a mistake for the Mayor and Chief of Police to make Press statements of believed guilt on the first suspect. The detectives had nothing to do with those press conferences, it was media porn at that point.

  8. It was chief beck jumping the ball on he stow case. Hopefully there is enough evidence to proof this is the correct suspect for the murder.

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