Brandon Tatum, a 23-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the 6100 block of South Harvard Boulevard in Harvard Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9:30 p.m., Tatum was walking southbound on South Harvard Boulevard when one or more people walked up and began shooting, said Los Angeles Police Det. Stacey Szymkowiak.
The attacker or attackers may have run to a vehicle, but police don’t yet have a description.
Tatum was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:44 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Tatum was not a gang member, but police are looking into the possibility that the suspect or suspects were gang members.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Michael Dwaine Rogers, a 32-year-old white man, was fatally shot by Los Angeles police Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the 1100 block of South Hope Street downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 5 p.m., a security guard saw Rogers, armed with a kitchen knife, try to carjack an L.A. City Department of Transportation officer, but the officer was able to fend him off, police said.
The transportation officer waved down two LAPD traffic officers, who confronted Rogers on South Hope Street between 11th and 12th streets.
Rogers lunged at the driver’s side of the police cruiser with the knife, police said. The officer at the wheel sped forward and made a U-turn, but Rogers entered a nearby exercise studio, frightening customers who scrambled to get away. Rogers then exited the business and was confronted by officers.
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Lisa Ramirez, a 32-year-old Latina, was fatally stabbed Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the 1100 block of South Flower Street downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 3 p.m., Ramirez was working in the open-air courtyard of the Flower Street Lofts when a tenant, identified by authorities as Michael Rogers, ushered her into his unit, police said.
What exactly was said isn’t known, but minutes later Ramirez was dead of stab wounds.
Her body was found in Rogers’ apartment, authorities said, after Rogers was shot dead by Los Angeles police officers on a nearby street.
Ramirez’s mother said an investigator told her that security cameras captured Ramirez following Rogers out of the courtyard, then a few minutes later, Rogers dragging her into his apartment.
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Susan Yang Garcia, a 33-year-old Asian woman, was shot to death Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the 6500 block of Knight Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 7:30 p.m., Long Beach police responded to a call about a couple who had been shot in their home, according to a news release. Officers found Garcia with a gunshot wound to the chest. She was pronounced dead at 7:48 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Her husband had been shot in the head and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, the release said. He was treated and later released.
John Kevin McVoy, 35, was arrested and on Jan. 13 was charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder.
McVoy is accused of arguing with the couple at their home before shooting the husband. Prosecutors say he then shot ...
A man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in state prison for second-degree murder in a 2015 Huntington Park shooting, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Jorge Godoy, 23, was found guilty of second-degree murder Oct. 12 in the killing of Daniel Ivan Santamaria Ramirez, 31. Jurors found gun allegations to be true.
On March 5, 2015, Ramirez approached Godoy near the Huntington Park Civic Center, which is less than a block from a police station, and got into an argument. Prosecutors said the two men had been in a confrontation several days earlier.
Godoy, who was with friends, asked Ramirez to leave. Ramirez did not and asked Godoy’s friends for a gun, prosecutors said. Godoy then pulled out a .44 Magnum and shot Ramirez in the face, according to witness testimony.
Joshua Gudiel, a 25-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Sunday, Jan. 8, in the 700 block of West 45th Street in Vermont Square, according to police and Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Shortly before 1 a.m., Gudiel and four others drove to the area in a truck, said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling. The driver of the truck got out and went to a nearby residence, and Gudiel got out and walked a few houses down, Barling said.
A dark-colored sedan driving eastbound on West 45th Street approached, and a person inside shot Gudiel, who was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
The vehicle drove away, and police are looking for the suspects.
Gudiel was not a gang member but might have been mistaken for one, Barling said.
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Joanthony Rodriguez, a 16-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Jan. 8, in the 3800 block of Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County authorities.
Deputies went to an apartment building near Indiana Street and Whittier Boulevard about 2:20 a.m. to answer a report about gunshots, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
Deputies followed a bloody trail on the sidewalk into a nearby apartment building, Jauch said. There, they found Rodriguez lying in a stairwell, with gunshot wounds to the upper body.
Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
Jauch said Rodriguez lived in another part of Los Angeles, and investigators don’t know why he was in the area. They have very little information about him, he said, and no information about a motive for the shooting or suspects.
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Eloise Elizarraraz, a 34-year-old Latina, was found shot to death Saturday, Jan. 7, near Harding Street and Tripoli Avenue in Sylmar, according to police and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 9 a.m., Elizarraraz was found on a residential street inside her black BMW with a gunshot wound, said Los Angeles Police Det. Steve Castro.
A registered nurse who lives in the area found Elizarraraz's body and attempted to help, but Elizarraraz was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe Elizarraraz, who did not live in the area but had family nearby, was shot about 8:30 a.m. A nearby resident said her daughter heard a gunshot, but police said that neighbors did not call 911, according to KABC.
“We’re working on motive and potential suspects and all that,” Castro said, adding that the department looking for witnesses to the crime.
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Antoine Dewayne Sutphen Jr., a 24-year-old black man, died Saturday, Jan.7, in the 70 block of Pepper Street in Pasadena, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A shooting was reported Friday just before midnight in the 100 block of West Claremont Street, according to a news release. And officers found Sutphen with several gunshot wounds one street over on Pepper, the release said.
He was pronounced dead at 12:13 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
A woman was also found there with a gunshot wound. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition and was treated.
Not long after the shooting, a car crashed at the intersection of California Boulevard and St. John Avenue, a news release said.
Two more gunshot victims were found with the car: Ormani Dajan Duncan, 24, who was pronounced dead at the scene ...
Ormani Dajan Duncan, a 24-year-old black man, died Saturday, Jan.7, near the intersection of California Boulevard and St. John Avenue in Pasadena, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About midnight, Pasadena police responded to a vehicle crash where two men were suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a news release. Officers found Duncan, who had several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead in the car at 12:05 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Another man was hospitalized with wounds that were not believed to be life-threatening, the news release said.
The shooting was reported before midnight in the 100 block of West Claremont Street, the news release said. One street over on Pepper Street, officers found Antonie Dewayne Sutphen Jr., 24, who died at the scene. A woman who had also been shot was taken to the hospital.
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Jacob Vincent Juarez, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, Jan. 7, in the 2600 block of West Slauson Avenue in Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 9:30 p.m., people in the area heard arguing, then gunshots, said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling.
Juarez, who was discovered in the street suffering from gunshot wounds, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe two Latinos ran east on West Slauson Avenue away from the scene. Authorities are looking for additional witnesses.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD's Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Gevany Solis, a 21-year-old Latino, died Thursday, Jan. 5, after he was shot in the 5100 block of Abbott Road in South Gate, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
South Gate police were called about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday about a gunshot victim, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Marcelo Quintero.
They found Solis sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and neck. Solis’ friend, a 23-year-old Latino, was sitting beside him in the front seat, uninjured, Quintero said.
Solis was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead two days later at 12:07 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
According to witnesses, Solis was parked next to the curb in the residential neighborhood near his home when a light-colored, compact, four-door sedan pulled up next to his ...