Car-to-car fatal shooting: suspect sketch released


Two cars were traveling under the 5 Freeway on Branford Avenue at about 3 p.m. Saturday when a single shot was fired from a gray Dodge Challenger into a red Kia, according to witnesses.

North Hollywood resident Richard Eduardo Ruiz, 22, was struck. He later died at a hospital. Two companions in his car were not injured.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s with green eyes.

The suspect vehicle was described as a gray Dodge Challenger RT model with custom rims.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Ryan Verna, Mission Homicide Unit, at (818) 838-9976. Anonymous tips can be called into CrimeStoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cellphone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Online tips may be placed at, click on "Webtips" and follow the prompts.

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