Daniel Esteban Pacheco, a 20-year-old Latino, died Tuesday, April 18, more than a week after he was shot in the 7300 block of Tampa Avenue in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Pacheco was shot after getting into an argument at a house party about 10:30 p.m. April 9, according to Lt. Mike Kozak with the Valley homicide bureau.
Pacheco was taken to a hospital, where he remained in critical condition until April 18, when he was pronounced dead at 3:40 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police are following up with witnesses and trying to identify the suspect, Kozak said in an email. It was unclear what led to the dispute.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (818) 374-9550. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Judith Lillian Solorio, a 35-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Saturday, April 15, near Barranca Street and West Avenue 28 in Lincoln Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Solorio was walking around midnight when she was shot multiple times, Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez said.
A passerby found her and called police, Ramirez said.
Other residents told detectives they had heard several gunshots and called police.
Solorio was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:08 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Ramirez said that Solorio didn’t have a permanent residence and police are looking into why she was in the area, adding that the mother of two had grown up nearby.
Police are looking for witnesses to the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ramirez at (323) 342-8964. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Antonio Cornwell, a 23-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, April 14, near South Sepulveda Boulevard and National Boulevard in Palms, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
About 8 p.m., officers from the LAPD's Pacific Division responded to a call of a shooting in the parking lot of a CVS, according to a news release from the department.
Officers found Cornwell in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
Cornwell was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:12 p.m., according to coroner's records.
Witnesses told police that the shooter, a man with an olive complexion, fled in a small, dark SUV.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD's West Bureau at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Alexiz Orona, an 18-year-old Latina, died on Friday, April 14, after she was shot near the corner of South Tamarind Avenue and East Raymond Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County authorities.
There are few details available about the shooting. Orona lived in Buena Park in Orange County, but the evening she was shot, she was near her boyfriend's home on East Raymond Street, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Cotter.
Investigators first learned about the shooting when Orona was dropped off at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood about 6 p.m., shortly after she was shot, Cotter said.
“They basically pulled up to the curb, waited for the attendants to come get her and then drove away,” Cotter said. The car was described as a white compact.
Orona was pronounced dead at 6:04 p.m., according to Los Angeles ...
Mark Anthony Areas, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, April 13, in the 3500 block of Lanfranco Street in Boyle Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 12:30 a.m., residents in the area heard gunfire and called police, Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez said.
When police arrived, they found Areas in the street, unresponsive.
Areas was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:49 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information can call Ramirez at (323) 342-8964. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Lester Scott Virgil was a coach and mentor to his family and friends, a man who brought people together and helped them meet their goals.
Now Virgil’s loved ones have a new goal — finding the man who killed the 45-year-old Los Angeles International Airport operations supervisor in front of his young son and friends on Aug. 5, 2016. And they’re hoping a $10,000 reward from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will encourage someone to come forward with a name.
“You have to keep in mind that my brother was the main man in our family,” Johnny Virgil said before Wednesday’s news conference announcing the reward. “He was the guy everybody waited for when we had our get-togethers. He was our man, our guy, with his big hearty laugh. ... He was the glue for everybody.”
On the day he died, Virgil was focused on ...
A Huntington Park man was convicted of murder Tuesday in the death of his girlfriend’s baby.
After a day of deliberations, jurors found Lamar Ahmad Tatum, 27, guilty of second-degree murder and one count of assault resulting in the death of a child for throwing 1-year-old Majesty Lyles against a wall in February 2015.
In the second row of benches in the courtroom, Majesty’s father, Alvin Lyles, relaxed and leaned back after the verdict was read. His wife silently clapped as the clerk confirmed the maximum sentence: 25 years to life. Several jurors gave the couple looks of sympathy and thumbs up as people filed out of the courtroom.
“I am just so relieved that justice was served and this is all over,” Alvin Lyles said. “Lamar [Tatum] didn’t even look the least bit remorseful. But it doesn’t matter, it’s official.”
In the two-day trial ...
Luis Umberto Martinez, a 26-year-old Latino, died Tuesday, April 11, after he was stabbed in the 1600 block of Del Amo Boulevard in Harbor Gateway, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
At 4:50 p.m. April 10, Martinez was walking west on Del Amo Boulevard when a person approached and stabbed him once in the abdomen, Los Angeles Police Det. Julie Scruggs said.
Martinez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:50 a.m. April 11, according to coroner's records.
Scruggs said Martinez lived in the area. Detectives do not have a description of the assailant.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD's Harbor Division detectives at (310) 726-7888. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Francisco Amaro Jr., a 30-year-old Latino, was shot and killed on Monday, April 10, in the 6600 block of Hereford Drive in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before he was shot, Amaro had been inside the home he shared with his parents and siblings, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza. Amaro got into a brief argument with some family members and left the house on foot, Mendoza said.
Moments later, at 8:36 p.m., residents heard a gunshot to the west of Amaro’s home and found him lying on the sidewalk two houses away.
Amaro was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators don’t have any suspect information or a motive for the shooting, Mendoza said.
Anyone with information is asked to call ...