Shooting victim Raul Lopez, undated.
At 9:00 AM Tuesday, LAPD, Counselman Tom LaBonge and member's of the victim's family will hold a press conference in front of Hoagies & Wings, 14552 Ventura Blvd., in Sherman Oaks to announce a $50,000 reward for information in the slaying of cook Raul Lopez. The restaurant where Lopez was killed is represented by LaBonge.
As previously reported, Lopez was shot outside the entrance of Hoagies & Wings June 29th, 2012, just past 11:00 PM, after successfully corralling a group of five disruptive customers out the front entrance. Five African American men who appeared to be in their 30's, started complaining about the slow service and hurling racial slurs at the restaurant staff. When customers started to leave, Raul stepped in to diffuse the situation and it cost him his life.
Help solve this murder. If you have any information, please call Van Nuys Homicide detectives (the cowboys) at: (818) 374-0040. If you would rather remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
I plan on attending this press conference and will be updating T&T readers as soon as possible.