Man booked for murder in Valley Village alley shooting

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Man booked for murder in Valley Village alley shooting

by City News Service

VALLEY VILLAGE — A man was in custody today on suspicion of fatally shooting another man in an alley in Valley Village, police said.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was arrested earlier this week and booked on suspicion of murder in the killing of Alcides Quiroz Portillo, 27, of North Hollywood, who was gunned down in an alley on the southeast corner of Burbank Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue about 7 p.m. Saturday, said Los Angeles police Detective Steve Castro.

The area is just south of the Valley Glen-Valley Village border on Burbank Boulevard. The corner is known for its many kosher markets and restaurants.

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A man was found shot to death in an alley behind a strip mall at the southeast corner of Whitsett Avenue and Burbank Boulevard in Valley Village on July 20, 2019. A man who has yet to be identified has been arrested and booked on suspicion of murder, police said Wednesday, July 24.  (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to SCNG)

“The investigation revealed that the victim was walking in the alley when he was approached by a light-colored vehicle,” an LAPD statement said. “The occupants from the vehicle and the victim had a discussion, and at that time the victim was struck by gunfire. The vehicle then drove away from the alley in an unknown direction.”

Portillo died at a hospital. Investigators have found the vehicle believed used in the crime, Castro said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Castro at 818-374-1925, or 877-LAPD-247.

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