Chase Suspect Is NoHo Man Booked for Alleged Murder

Rampart police have now confirmed that Ian Schlesinger, 24, is being held on a warrant in the July 30th slaying of Marshall High graduate Ivan Pedroza.

The man who shot at police Tuesday after a Echo Park and Downtown Los Angeles has been identified as a North Hollywood man and the lead suspect in the slaying of former Marshall High basketball star Ivan Pedroza.

Pedroza was killed July 30 on an Echo Park Hillside.

The suspect, who was arrested after he shot at police after a high speed chase Tuesday is 24-year-old Ian Schlesinger.

According Lieutenant Weslely Buhrmeister, he was booked on a warrant for Pedroza's murder.

He is also being charged with attempted murder after shooting at a police officer after last night.

Police say the Schlesinger was shot in the legs after he produced a rifle at the end of a vehicle chase lasting more than an hour. No officers were injured.

As of Tuesday, he is in the hospital in critical but stable condition, City News Service reports.

His bail has been set at $2 million, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Tuesday's chase through Echo Park, Elysian Park and downtown began when officers recognized a car Schlesinger driving a car that he allegedly stole earlier in the day in North Hollywood.

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Keenan walker September 13, 2012 at 05:53 AM
I am Ian and jack schlessingers aunt. They both were sent to live woth me more than once wjem tjey were younger die to gang violemce I have qiestions and insight. Please contact me. Keenan walker Seattle wa. I ALSO WORKED WITH THE LA GANG UNIT YEARS AGO TRYING TO SAVE THESE BOYS. 360 854 8116. Thankyou in advancer
Walker Schlesinger September 14, 2012 at 04:07 AM
You seriously would try and exploit your 2 nephews... You have no shame... You didnt know them... You just want your 15 mins of fame... You were never there for them you're just another parasite... Get a life... The few that really knew them know who u really are...
Azt boyz September 14, 2012 at 10:56 PM
drugs can mess people up hopefully ian gets the death penalty or gets his in prison cuase he aint mexican haha
Walker Schlesinger September 16, 2012 at 08:30 AM
Azt ur just another ignorant person... Mexican or not that has nothing to do with it but if ur Mexican u make Mexicans look bad... Again I repeat... You are ignorant
carlos September 17, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Ian will get his!!! He has to pay what he did, he killed someone over a girl, what a pathetic psycho, everyone knows he's a murderer and he will rot in hell!!!! what goes around comes around!
Walker Schlesinger September 18, 2012 at 08:30 AM
Carlos dont make things bigger than they are... I dont know if you watch tv or read but not once has a girl been mentioned. Nobody killed anyone over a girl so you're the pathetic one trying to make shit up... Only the fool that's dead knows what and who got him killed... Everyone keeps painting this picture of a high school basketball player yet he left high school over a decade ago... Thats all he accomplished?? You lames just need to drop this and move on with your lives... Its just another day in LA
aztboyz September 18, 2012 at 06:51 PM
what did ian accomplish to be a chew toy for the k-9 unit or target practrice for the cops at least ivan doesnt have to suffer no more but ian does and yes he will get his eventually but not yet let life fuck with him some more cheers
adrienne fulcher September 19, 2012 at 05:22 AM
I am just going to say this.....he was my cousin and I love him.....everyone and everybody has no place to judge or talk about anyone. everyone has their faults and their own issues. nobody has any room to say anything about gow he.should be delt with . however you decide to percive this but NOBODY ON THIS EARTH HAS ANY ROOM TO JUDGE ANOTHER PERSON WE ALL HAVE OUR ISSUES. I love you Ian no mater what.
gotohell September 19, 2012 at 05:57 AM
N I love Ivan! He has to pay for what he did!!!!!
Walker Schlesinger September 19, 2012 at 06:46 AM
Adrienne Fulsher I agree... Nobody can judge anyone... Everyone can have their own personal opinion but 1 wrong doesn't fix another... Hate just makes more hate... People will remember Ivan and those who love Ian are still standing behind him... Ian I stand behind you and obviously god was with you that day... Ian ain't suffering... Too many people are still there for him and care a lot about him... Sorry for your lost Aztboyz
Erika Berganza September 21, 2012 at 05:54 AM
The girl knew that Ian was going to be killed. In the next few days, this fact will surface. This truth is the reason why there was a mad dash right after Ian's arrest to get the girlfriend out of reach from the detectives investigating the case. How do I know? It is my truck that got stolen last Thursday to accomplish precisely this. The rest, I share only to detectives.
Keenan walker September 24, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Your not a Walker or a Schlesinger.
gotohell September 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM
who is he????
gotohell September 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM
see if he shows up to court on the 5th
WS BTLS 13 October 01, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Every body just needs to stop talking leave my two homeboys alone please chucks you did what u had to do and dear lord please help my homeboy blanko I know he's in your arms may he rest in paradise just know we love you guys WS BIGTOP LOCOS X111 so what if they were white they had more balls and Cora for that SUR!!!
WS BTLS 13 October 01, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Respect and much love to he's whole family we sent out our blessings
Walker Schlesinger October 04, 2012 at 09:29 AM
Keenan Walker you don't even know who this is but what I can tell you is that I'm more family to those 2 than you ever were... Gotohell I'd love to be at court but some of us have to work... Ian knows we stand by his side and I'm closer than you can ever imagine
jennifer October 10, 2012 at 09:52 AM
Actually Erika, I'm His girlfriend. So you people do have this one big Novela. Like I have said before, My prayers go out and are for everyone. But stop making up these stories. It lame, and what you should be doing is having respect for all family, friendz, etc., Or can you show at least some respect for yourself. You probably are one of thoses who cant wait to get the next issue of the National Enquirer. Jennifer, ShortPacAlyPsEmAKAVELI82nnmoN!EEgODcanJudGEme@#@$^^^*
jennifer October 10, 2012 at 09:55 AM
im behind you also babe.....jenAKAshawdeeee
jennifer October 10, 2012 at 10:01 AM
Keenan walker October 26, 2012 at 04:17 AM
You obviously know shit cuz I was there for them both more than you know you fucking hater bitch. wish we could have kept them out of LA from the likes of trash like you. sure you were there for him...it shows. face to face bitch
Keenan walker October 26, 2012 at 05:26 PM
We are his family and please consider the loss his mom and dad are experiencing too


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