Pedro Hernandez

$50,000 in Rewards Announced for Help in Two Unrelated Killings in Sylmar

Police are looking for those responsible in the killings of Gregory Baltazar and Pedro Hernandez.

What to Know

  • Two $50,000 rewards were announced for information that helps police find the suspects responsible for two killings in Sylmar.
  • The first crime occurred about 9 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2018, in the 13600 block of Simshaw Avenue.
  • The second crime occurred about 10 a.m. on Sept. 2, 2018, in the 14500 block of Tyler Street.

Two $50,000 rewards were announced on Friday for information that helps police find the suspects responsible for two unrelated killings in Sylmar.

The first crime occurred about 9 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2018, in the 13600 block of Simshaw Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

Gregory Baltazar, 31, was gunned down at his home, police said.

"Gregory answered a knock on the door and was almost immediately shot," an LAPD statement said. "The suspects fled, and Baltazar died at the scene."

The second crime occurred about 10 a.m. on Sept. 2, 2018, in the 14500 block of Tyler Street, according to the LAPD.

Pedro Hernandez, 19, was attending a house party at the location, police said.

"A fight broke out, and Hernandez attempted to intervene," police said in a statement. "Hernandez was shot and died a short time later at a hospital."

The rewards were offered by the Los Angeles City Council for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in either crime.

Anyone with information on the killings was urged to call LAPD Valley Bureau homicide detectives at (818) 374-9550.

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