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    Suspect Who Escaped Standoff in West Hollywood Shooting Identified as Joshua Findley

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    Joshua Findley, a 31-year-old Hispanic man with tattoos on his face, neck, arms, and legs, has been identified as the suspect who allegedly shot his neighbor through a wall in The Dylan luxury apartment complex on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. He is a convicted felon who escaped a 7-hour long standoff after police believed he had barricaded himself in his apartment.

    West Hollywood Shooting Standoff – WEHO TIMES

    Deputy Miguel Meza, the Public Information Officer for Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, told reporters that the West Hollywood Sheriff’s station received a call of gunshots fired at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Friday in the 7000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Five shots were fired and a woman in her 50s was shot twice, once in the upper torso and once in her lower body. The shots came from her adjacent apartment, reports Meca. She was rushed to a nearby hospital. Her injuries are not life threatening at this time.

    A Los Angeles Sheriff’s helicopter landed on La Brea Avenue near Lexington Avenue. LASD put up caution tape and barricaded the area during the investigation from La Brea Avenue to Formosa Avenue.

    Helicopter on La Brea Boulevard – West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    Joshua Findley has a crime history. Crescenta Valley News reported on November 2020, that Findley was arrested and booked for suspicion of robbery, ID theft, and for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. He was stopped for an expired registration and tinted windows when police found a large amount of cash, methamphetamine, a methamphetamine pipe, approximately 40 credit cards in various names and gift cards along with driver’s licenses in other people’s names and a loaded unregistered handgun. He was on probation for identity theft during the arrest.

    He was arrested again a year later on November 3, 2021, after he and a man named Shahen Hovsepian Banki, tried to take out a fraudulent loan of $400,000. According to police, investigators determined the two men were part of a larger identity theft and loan fraud enterprise.

    LAPD investigators say they found that the titles of six vacant properties that were owned by seniors in LA County were “fraudulently conveyed into a fraudulent business name ‘Cruz Holding Ent.'” The properties, which were transferred on Sept. 2, have a combined value of approximately $3,556,300.

    Findley lives at The Dylan. He is a considered armed and dangerous and has two outstanding warrants for his arrest. He remains at large as of the posting of this piece. Anyone who has seen Findley is asked to avoid approaching him and to dial 911 immediately.

    Anyone with additional information can contact Det. Cusiter at 310-855-8850 or Det. Martinez at 213-420-7738. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]


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    Peter B
    Peter B
    2 months ago

    Guess he passed all the credit checks at the Dylan leasing office.

    2 months ago

    Hope they find him and lock him up….and that the court keeps him there.

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