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Man Found Murdered in Beverly Crest

Man Found Murdered in Beverly Crest
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Updated at the bottom with the arrest of an ex-employee. First posted at 7:03 a.m.

A young man was found fatally shot in one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Southern California over the weekend.

The victim was identified as 28-year-old Angelo Armani Eppolito-Autry. His body was found by L.A. city cops responding to a report of a "possible homicide" in the Beverly Crest community north of Beverly Hills.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department ...

 ... police were called to a residence in the 10000 block of Westwanda Drive at 3:55 p.m. Saturday.

According to an LAPD statement:


When officers arrived they discovered a male adult victim with apparent gunshot wounds.

Paramedics responded quickly but Eppolito-Autry was declared dead at the scene, police said.

Detectives are looking for help. If you know anything about the case, homicide investigators want to hear from you: (213) 382-9470.

[Update at 12:23 p.m.]: Police today said an ex-employee of the victim's has been arrested in connection with the homicide.

Thirty-one-year-old Gerson Sanchez "was a former employee, and the two had an ongoing dispute over money," Officer Wendy Reyes told us.

Gerson David Sanchez was arrested yesterday at 2 p.m., according to L.A. County Sheriff's Department inmate data. He was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, Reyes said. But sheriff's info indicated he was also being held on no bail.

Send feedback and tips to the author. Follow Dennis Romero on Twitter at @dennisjromero. Follow LA Weekly News on Twitter at @laweeklynews.


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