More details released in Hollywood Hills shoot-out that left 1 dead

HOLLYWOOD HILLS (CNS) – The coroner’s office Sunday released the name of a robbery suspect killed during a shootout in the Hollywood Hills that left a security guard critically wounded and two targeted victims hospitalized in stable condition.

Ethan Wilson Jr.,19, was a Los Angeles resident, the coroner’s office said.

The crime occurred about 2:05 a.m. Friday at 1474 Blue Jay Way, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Joe Todd. Police said the crime may be related to other robberies in the Hollywood area.

The suspects followed a Rolls-Royce occupied by Fashion Nova CEO Richard Saghian, according to TMZ.com.

“We’re told it’s unclear if they were aware Saghian was traveling in the vehicle, or if they only followed it because of the Rolls’ value,” TMZ reported. “Law enforcement sources tell us the suspects ordered two men who were traveling in the Rolls with Richard to the ground and took jewelry. … Richard had already gone inside his home. We’re told Richard’s security came out of the home and that’s when the shootout started.”

According to Fox11, one of the victims is “a business executive who is the friend of the CEO of a popular fashion company,” and investigators believe the suspects had been following the vehicle for some time.

The LAPD said three suspects were in a car, and two of the men — wearing ski masks and armed with handguns — got out, forced two victims onto the ground and took watches and jewelry from them.

During the robbery, an armed security guard exchanged gunfire with the suspects and was shot, police said.

“The security guard sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and is currently in critical condition at a local hospital,” the LAPD said in a statement early Friday afternoon. “The two robbery victims were also struck by gunfire and are currently in stable condition at a local hospital.”

After the gunfire, the wounded suspects got into their car and were driven from the area, police said. A description of the gray Audi was broadcast, and officers stopped it at Doheny Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

“Officers discovered that one suspect was shot in the abdomen and was pronounced dead at scene,” the LAPD said. “The second suspect was shot in the ankle and was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.”

The third suspect was not wounded. A firearm was also recovered from inside the suspect vehicle, police said. The names of the surviving suspects were not immediately available.

“Robbery Homicide detectives are investigating the incident, which may be related to other robberies in the Hollywood area,” the LAPD said.

Anyone with more information on the case was urged to call homicide detectives at 213-486-6840, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

Copyright 2021, City News Service, Inc.

CNS-06-27-2021 04:14

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Jake Lee
Jake Lee
1 year ago

One thing is for sure: The guy who was shot dead will never rob anyone else ever again.

Taylor
Taylor
1 year ago

The problem is not the rich cars ppl can drive. The problem is ppl not earning their own money and instead wanting to steal others’. The fact that this isn’t obvious to the commenters here is scary. Leave America if you don’t get this point.

James
James
1 year ago

Despite who we are, where we came from, how much money we have or don’t have, we have the right to not be held up at gun point and robbed. Crime is crime and I’m sick of victim blaming it turns society upside down when we blame people for being easy targets. I live in one of the most affluent cities in the world and I watched this happen. None of my neighbors and myself feel safe because it keeps happening and they don’t even describe the suspects to the general public to aide in their capture

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
1 year ago

The debate on this topic is asinine, juvenile and mean.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

YES ❗ A-lot based on prejudice and irrational fears including feelings of helplessness but, also some very legitimate concerns over being a victim of violent crime. A more realistic assessment of the problem and, an awareness of rational solutions can help.

No, No, No
No, No, No
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Please stop swatting flies on Wehoville and focus on producing the change you advocate.

Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak
1 year ago

Thanks for this update. I was hoping to hear more about it and particularly about the condition of the security guard.

Cy Husain
1 year ago

To think those Hollywood hills rich people could of avoided all this trouble if they were taking Public Transit that doesn’t allow guns with plenty of witnesses instead of plowing around in their ostentatious gas guzzling environmental ruining status mobile ❗ If light rail transit and other Public Transit services were greatly extended throughout Hollywood and especially West Hollywood, we could get rid of private automobiles to dramatically increase public safety.🚄

SeeMe
SeeMe
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Blaming the victims because of their wealth. Seriously?

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  SeeMe

More like I’m insisting the victims in this particular case, have the responsibility exercising much better judgement given that they are in a position of power and privilege.

Mike Knapp
Mike Knapp
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

What did they do besides drive a nice car and live in a nice neighborhood? I thought people on the left were against victim blaming?

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Knapp

You are confusing the bourgeoisie with the oppressed to start off with. Even if we accept what’s being told (in the past its NOT been reliable) deadly use of force to protect property should NOT be justified. The jewelry should be insured so no loss there, security should “observe and report” then, law enforcement can pick up the kids when they try to pawn the stuff. NO, it didn’t end that way and, likely turned into a deadly ongoing blood feud❗

Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

The insurance company pays up, so they lose. And then WE lose by having to pay higher rates to cover the loss by the insurance company.

People who are crazy and evil enough to do what these guys did are also crazy and evil enough to shoot someone who might have even been complying.

If the victims KNEW that their lives were not in danger they probably would have let the property go.
But they didn’t know that.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

Ah you care even more about wealthy corporations than even rich people I see. Don’t worry the insurance companies investments will always keep them ahead and, they can always claim the property when law enforcement recovers it.

NO, the odds heavily favor complying during a robbery as opposed to using a firearm which all but guarantees a bad outcome just as we have seen❗

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

Cy doesn’t get it. He should be sent off to go live in his criminal fantasy utopia with everyone else who thinks like him. There is never ever an excuse to commit crime and traumatize an innocent human being and it’s disgusting people do it.

Dave
Dave
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

I know two different people who were robbed and assaulted on the Metro. Crime is the issue here, and it is way up. ‘Defund the Police’? Bad idea.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave

Crime on L.A. County’s Metro Bus and Rail is DOWN dramatically over the past five years but, hysteria over crime is at an all time high. NO “Defunding the Police” might be a great idea because then we can allocate resources in areas that are more effective in reducing crime and injustice.

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Your facts are not the actual facts our crime rate and our homicide rate are way up and the numbers don’t lie. Please ban Cy already wehoville.

Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

You’re suggesting, then, that we all reduce ourselves to the lowest common denominator so that none of us has any more than anyone else so there would be no reason to steal?

I lived in NYC for years and crime on subways and subway stations was very high. Not a safe place to be!

Wouldn’t you be happier in Venezuela or Cuba?

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

More like YOU are engaging in the “Straw Man” fallacy by claiming that I’m reducing everyone to the lowest common denominator. Right now things are going even worse throughout Syria and, just as irrelevant to how bad things are in New York compared to West Hollywood and Los Angeles’s Metro system.🤣 Now I’ll do my best to be West Hollywood’s Hugo Chávez, viva la revolución❗✊🏽

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Wehoville you need to ban Cy already. He makes your website unreadable. It’s frustrating to read the crap he throws out in the world. I won’t be visiting this site again til his comments are banned. Get a life, Cy.

Terry L Bolo
Terry L Bolo
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Busses don’t go into the Hollywood Hills

Taylor
Taylor
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Are you serious? If I make enough money to drive a Rolls I sure as hell am going to drive one and not worry abt being shot because we live in America and have a right to make plenty of money, drive whatever cars we can afford, with expectation of safety.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
1 year ago

Not a very sympathetic victim. Crime is the number one issue in the country…..but this guy acted as a magnet.

Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak
1 year ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

So the girl who got raped was a magnet to the rapist because she wore a short skirt?

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

Even though I have disagreed with him in the past many times, that attack is completely UNFAIR and, YOU are engaging in the “Straw Man” fallacy AGAIN❗ The position of power & responsibility of a wealthy capitalist vs a girl, is very different.

No, No, No
No, No, No
1 year ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

In their efforts to “be seen”. and “be seen as rich and/or desirable,” folks take far too many risks and then they are surprised. This guy made $$$$$ from super fast fashion and engaged a host of sketchy folks so it was only a matter of time that someone picked up on his calling card.

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  No, No, No

That’s not how it works. Sue him in court. Expose his finances in the media. Talk crap about him. You can’t just rob someone because you don’t like them. What is wrong with everyone!! Ps – I’m not a rich person but this is not how you act if you want to see change

Rich Scott
Rich Scott
1 year ago
Reply to  James

Yes, exactly. Cy, at what point does a person have to reach financially where you encourage a violent attack and robbery against them? Is Lady Gaga a fair target? What number are you looking at? Net worth? Liquidity? Fixed assets? Annual income? I think you should inform the city council so they can adopt and publish your rules so when anyone approaches your limits, they can abandon all their hopes and dreams, and thus no longer be a target of criminals…like yourself.

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