Weeks after being shot through a wall while cooking breakfast at home in The Dylan luxury apartment complex in West Hollywood, Larisa Pereshivaylova, a 57-year-old nurse, has died on Sunday, reports her her 21-year-old son, Max Buydakov, who lived with her at the time of the incident.
Buydakov told NBC4 that the bullet struck his mother twice, one bullet damaged her kidney, liver and spine, and the other landed in her neck. He says that she was diagnosed with liver cancer and was not able to seek treatment due to her injuries.
“She was my pillar of support, both mentally, emotionally, financially,” Buydakov said.
Joshua Findley, a 31-year-old Hispanic man with tattoos on his face, neck, arms, and legs, was identified as the suspect who allegedly fired multiple shots at the wall. He is a convicted felon who escaped a 7-hour long standoff after police believed he had barricaded himself in his apartment.
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, April 7, 2023 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.
The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station released an advisory bulletin stating that Findley is now in custody. “On Tuesday. May 9th, 2023. Los Angeles County Sheriffs Detectives arrested the person of interest, Joshua Findley, regarding a shooting incident which occurred on April 7th, 2023, at the 7100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood,” read the bulletin. “Findley is currently in the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for unrelated charges including a parole violation and illegal possession of firearm.”
Buydakov said his mother called 911 and then called him.
Her injuries were not reported as life threatening at the time of the incident.
There is a currently a GoFundMe West Hollywood Shooting Victim Fund going towards covering her medical bills, palliative care, funeral expenses, property damage.