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A 37-year-old man was at large Monday for allegedly fatally shooting a man who intervened in his dispute with his ex-girlfriend, whom he allegedly kidnapped and remains missing.

The shooting occurred at 2:26 p.m. Sunday at 11378 Hatteras St. in Encino near the Balboa Soccer Fields, according to Officer A. Delatorre of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center.

Authorities identified the shooting victim, who died at a hospital, as Roberto Fletes, 42, of North Hollywood.

After the shooting, the gunman kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, 31-year-old Jenny Marie Downes, Delatorre said.

A search was continuing for the suspect, 37-year-old Shane Winfield Rayment. He is white, 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 235 pounds, and has blond hair and blue eyes.

“The suspect was involved in a dispute with his ex-girlfriend,” according to a police crime alert. “During their dispute, the victim attempted to intervene and was fatally shot by the suspect. The suspect then forced the ex-girlfriend into a vehicle and fled the scene with her.”

Also listed in the crime alert were four people believed to have accompanied Rayment — a 30-year-old white man, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 170 pounds, with long blond hair, blue eyes, a black shirt and blue jeans; and three white female suspects with no further descriptions.

The suspect’s vehicle was described as a green four-door pickup truck, possibly a Dodge Ram.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to contact Valley Bureau homicide detectives at 818-374-1923, or the LAPD Operations Center at 213-484-6700. Anonymous tips can be left at Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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