Carmelo Pizarro Jr., a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday, July 19, in the 7100 block of Pico Vista Road in Pico Rivera, according to Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Pizarro was shot after crashing his car and running from deputies, Mendoza said, and authorities say he was initially armed but threw down his gun during a foot chase.
Deputies suspected Pizarro was driving drunk when they first spotted his Mitsubishi Eclipse at Washington and Passons boulevards at 1:37 a.m., Mendoza said. They tried to pull him over but Pizarro sped away, he said, and deputies pursued. Blocks away, Pizarro crashed into a light post and parked vehicle at Eglise Avenue and Bert Street.
Pizarro got out of his car, Mendoza said, “and fled on foot, armed with a handgun.”
Mendoza said he couldn’t go into specifics ...
Edward Berber was the picture of success in December 2005. The 27-year-old accountant had recently earned his master’s degree from Notre Dame University and was employed with a good firm in Los Angeles, preparing to take his exam to become a CPA.
But the triumphs in Berber’s professional life belied his struggles at home — he and his high school sweetheart were in the middle of a divorce and battling over custody of their two children, who were then 8 and 3, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Martindale said Tuesday.
His estranged wife had moved out of their Hacienda Heights home, and that week, the children were staying with her, so Berber was alone when someone entered his home between Dec. 2 and 5 and shot him in his bed, Martindale said.
Investigators think he was asleep when he was shot because there was no sign ...
Donniesha Gregory, a 32-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Monday, July 16, in the 4000 block of Dalton Avenue in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9:45 p.m., patrol officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Division responded to a call of a shooting and found Gregory inside her home with a gunshot wound, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.
Gregory was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:03 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators discovered that minutes before the shooting, the woman’s ex-boyfriend had driven over and parked outside, police said. The man wanted Gregory to come down from her second floor home and outside and she refused; he shot up at her and through her window, Garrido said.
The man fled the scene in a green Camry, police said.
Donte Solomon, a ...
Carlos Raymond Sanchez, a 43-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, July 15, in the 1500 block of West 224th Street in Harbor Gateway, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10:50 p.m., Sanchez was riding his bike west on West 224th Street when a vehicle, possibly a light-colored four-door sedan, pulled up and a person inside opened fire, according to Los Angeles Police Officer Jeffrey Tiffin. The vehicle fled the scene, Tiffin said.
Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:16 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Detectives said Sanchez lived in the area but that it was unclear where he was headed on his bicycle.
Police are still trying to determine the motive.
Anyone with information can call Tiffin at (310) 726-7884. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Frank Daniel Perez, a 24-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, July 15, in the 4100 block of Menlo Avenue in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 1:15 a.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Division responded to a call of a shooting and found Perez on the ground between the curb and a parked vehicle, said Police Det. Dave Garrido.
Perez had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:26 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators discovered that moments before the shooting, Perez was crossing out rival gang graffiti on the wall of a nearby school when he was shot, Garrido said.
Witnesses told police that a light-colored sedan fled the scene, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can ...
Nathan Daniel Ware, a 34-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, July 13, in the 1400 block of Edgehill Drive in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Ware was outside near his home when someone in a vehicle shot him multiple times about 8 p.m., said Pomona Police Sgt. Brian Hagerty.
Ware was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:37 p.m., according to coroner's records.
Investigators aren’t sure what Ware was doing before the shooting, Hagerty said. “We don’t really have a lot of information on this.”
Investigators are trying to identify the suspect vehicle, but don’t have a description they can share, Hagerty said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Pomona Police Department at (909) 620-2085. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 ...
Carlos Francisco Ramirez, a 49-year-old Latino, was stabbed to death Thursday, July 12, in the 1700 block of West 7th Street in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 9 a.m., Ramirez got into an altercation with another man inside a convenience store, said Los Angeles Police Det. Ray Martinez.
The two men went outside and the man Ramirez was fighting with pulled out a knife and stabbed Ramirez multiple times, police said.
Ramirez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:26 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
It appears that the suspect was upset because his bike had been stolen at a nearby store, according to coroner’s records. Ramirez didn’t have any connection to the store, Martinez said.
David Elhew Mantey, a 40-year-old white man, was charged July 16 with one count of murder, according to ...