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On March 3, 2015 around 9:10 a.m., Irael Valenzuela, 38-years-of age, a resident of
Los Angeles, was arrested for being a participant in the illegal Speed Contest resulting in the deaths of two victims and seriously injuring a third person. Mr. Valenzuela was arrested
for two counts of 187(a) PC and booked at the Van Nuys Jail with a bail amount of $2,000,000.
On February 28, 2015, at 1855 hours, Henry Gevorgyan, 21, resident of Van Nuys, walked into the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Community Police Station accompanied by his attorney and surrendered. This was in response to the Speed Contest resulting in the deaths of two victims and the serious injury of a third pedestrian. Gevorgyan was booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) for California Penal Code 187 (a).
This investigation is active and fluid. We encourage the community to provide us with information and leads on this matter, to include information on the second participant in the race.
21-year-old Henry Gevorgyan was a participant in an illegal street race involving a gray colored Ford Mustang. The illegal street race allegedly involved another vehicle westbound on Plummer Street from Canoga Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle and struck several pedestrian spectators. Gevorgyan failed to stop and render aid to the injured pedestrians and fled from the scene of the collision.
One pedestrian, 26-year-old Eric Siguenza, died at the scene. Another pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. A third pedestrian was also transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.
Detectives are requesting Henry Gevorgyan to surrender immediately to LAPD Valley Traffic Division, 7870 Nollan Place, Panorama City, CA 91402.
Anyone with information about this incident, or for more information, is requested to call Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Takishita at 818-644-8116 or Detective III William Bustos at 818-644-8021. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.