Eric Lertzman Wiki
Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Eric Lertzman has been identified as the shooter who apparently killed his wife and son and fired a shot at his daughter before killing himself Wednesday morning, police said
City Attorney Statement on Northridge Tragedy:
It is with shock and profound sadness that we announce that today Deputy City Attorney Eric Lertzman was involved in a tragic incident which we understand resulted in the death of his wife, his adult son and himself.
— LA City Attorney (@CityAttorneyLA) September 11, 2019
Neighbors say the Lertzman’s daughter was able to flee the horror ordeal through a bathroom window after her he shot at her. She ran to a neighbor’s home first.
Eric Lertzman Police At The Spot
Police founded three dead bodies inside the home – a man in his 20s, a woman in her 50s and a man in his 60s.
Two handguns were found at the scene, according to police.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer identified the man as Lertzman, who worked for his office since 2005.
The incident happened shortly before 10 a.m. at a single-story house in a tree-lined residential neighborhood in the 9600 blocks of Vanalden Avenue.
“The incident is contained and there is no danger to the community at this time,” the LAPD’s Devonshire Division tweeted.
Police say there are no other suspects and the investigation is ongoing.
Facts About Northridge
Northridge is a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California in the San Fernando Valley. It is the home of California State University, Northridge, as well as eleven public and eight private schools. Originally named Zelzah, the community was renamed North Los Angeles in 1929 to emphasize its closeness to the booming city – Wikipedia.
Eric Lertzman Suicided & Killing Facts
Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Eric Lertzman is believed to have shot his wife, his adult son, and himself to death in a horrific murder-suicide that his daughter narrowly escaped by running outside in her pajamas, where she flagged down a neighbor and told him her dad tried to shoot her.
Three people dead in a house. The husband shooting the wife and son before turning the gun on himself. But responding police officers were even more shocked when they arrived and recognized the man.
Identified as 60-year-old Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney Eric Lertzman.
— garybaumgarten (@garybaumgarten) September 12, 2019
The neighbor told KTLA-TV about the daughter’s terrifying account; the coroner identified the murder victims as Sandra Lertzman, 60, and Michael Lertzman, 19. Eric Lertzman, 60, was listed as dying from suicide.
Mike Feuer, the elected Los Angeles City Attorney, released a statement on what he called the “Northridge tragedy,” writing, “It is with shock and profound sadness that we announce that today Deputy City Attorney Eric Lertzman was involved in a tragic incident which we understand resulted in the death of his wife, his adult son and himself.”
Eric Lertzman Wife and Daughter
Eric Lertzman (Eric Jack Lertzman) was a deputy city attorney who allegedly killed his wife Sandra Lertzman and their adult son Michael Lertzman. It is alleged that he shot his wife and son and later killed himself.https://t.co/fzZ8Kvc3y4 pic.twitter.com/Ext7M2M7z5
— wikiagebio (@wikiagebio1) September 12, 2019
She works for a non-profit in Los Angeles designed to improve community wellness. She studied Environmental Studies and International Politics. “My heart is full of pride & love Sandy wrote on a graduation picture of her daughter.
Eric Lertzman Job Disability
Authorities reported that, per neighbors, Eric Lertzman was on disability from his city job, had recently had surgery, and was in pain. The nature of his ailments was not clear. Stern told the Daily News Lertzman was about to have a hernia medication. “This is a tragedy. This is a case of somebody snapping. He was in pain and on pain medication. It’s so out of character for him,” Stern said to the newspaper. “He was a mild-mannered man.”
Eric Lertzman Children
Eric together with his wife had two children together Michael Lertzman and Rachel Lertzman. According to Rachel’s Facebook page, she works for a non-profit in Los Angeles designed to improve community wellness. She studied Environmental Studies and International Politics.
Eric Lertzman Murder and Suicide
On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer identified a lawyer at his office, Eric Lertzman, as one of three people who died in an apparent domestic violence shooting in Northridge. Feuer said that Eric Lertzman, his wife and their adult son were found dead inside the home.
Flowers and candles were left on the doorstep of the Northridge home of LA Deputy City Attorney, Eric Lertzman. Lertzman, his wife, and adult son died in a shooting incident that’s being investigated as a double-murder-suicide.📷: @jdcarrere STORY: https://t.co/WZvtdQBWE3 pic.twitter.com/i1aVYbejA9
— Spectrum News 1 SoCal (@SpecNews1SoCal) September 12, 2019
According to Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Mike Kozak officers were dispatched to the 9600 blocks of Vanalden Avenue around 9 a.m. after receiving a call of a shooting in progress. When they arrived at the house, officers located three victims, all apparently deceased. The victims all had gunshot wounds; police recovered at least two handguns at the scene.
The lieutenant said that a fourth person inside the home, a woman in her 20s, managed to escape and was uninjured. Greg Demos, a neighbor told KTLA that the woman ran out of the home in her pajamas and said that her father had tried to shoot her.
Demos told KTLA-TV that the young woman was “upset, confused, distraught, somewhat in shock” and told him, “I don’t know what to tell you Greg but this is what just happened in my house, and I don’t know what to do. My dad took a shot at me, and my mom and my brother are still inside.”