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2nd Suspect Identified in Murder of 4-Month-Old Baby

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Ricardo Hernandez


Ricardo Hernandez
Following the arrest of Alfonzo Landa earlier this month, officials today announced the identify of 23-year-old Ricardo Hernandez. A $50,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of those involved was announced in late September, a couple days after the murder.Landa, 17, and Hernandez allegedly were walking late one night in Van Nuys when they encountered a group of people, including baby Andrew Garcia and his family. A verbal confrontation led to one of the two suspects pulling out a shotgun and shooting at them. Garcia was killed and two others were wounded.

Hernandez is described as being 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 185 pounds, police say.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact LAPD Van Nuys Division homicide detectives at (818) 374-0040. After-hours and on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.” Tipsters may remain anonymous.