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December 19, 2016: Bouncer Charged with Murder of Man Allegedly Punched in North Hollywood

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A bouncer at a North Hollywood bar was charged today with the death of a man who was punched and fell into oncoming traffic in the street, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Ernest Shawn Reyes (dob 7/21/82) of Arleta faces one count of murder in case LA084995.

Arraignment was continued today to Jan. 12 in Department 100 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch.

Reyes allegedly punched Wilfredo Rodriguez, 47, outside of a bar in the 6300 block of Lankershim Boulevard on Dec. 15, prosecutors said. As a result, the victim was knocked into the street and fatally struck by a vehicle, prosecutors added.

Reyes faces a possible maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged. Bail is set at $1 million.

Deputy District Attorney Nathan Bartos is the assigned prosecutor.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, West Valley.