Jose Gallegos, a 50-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, July 3, in the 22000 block of South Neptune Avenue in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Gallegos, a handyman who lived in Carson, had gone to the home of a relative to do some work around 8:30 a.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Guillermo Morales said.
The relative, Craig Villa, met Gallegos in the driveway, and the two began to argue, Morales said.
“There was an ongoing family dispute,” Morales said. “He was supposed to do some handyman work, but then this ongoing simmering feud reared its head.”
Gallegos left and began walking back to his car. He was in the street when Villa, 40, pulled a gun and shot him multiple times, striking him in the upper torso, Morales said.
Villa then returned to his driveway and shot himself in ...
Gregory Troulman, a 63-year-old white man, was pronounced dead Sunday, July 2, after his body was found on 70th Street East, south of East Avenue M in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
After responding to a medical rescue call at 1:33 a.m., sheriff’s deputies found Troulman lying in the road, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Lt. Rodney Moore said.
Troulman was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:48 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
He lived in Littlerock, about 13 miles south of where his body was found, Moore said. The area where he was found “was pretty desolate,” the lieutenant said. “We don’t know if he was walking or somebody shot him and put his body there.”
Troulman wasn’t carrying identification, so it took investigators a few days to discover who he was, Moore said.
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Nereida “Neri” Villanueva, a 33-year-old Latina, was fatally shot on Saturday, July 1, in the 13900 block of Coteau Drive in South Whittier, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Villanueva was at her apartment with her boyfriend about 11 a.m. when her ex-husband, Efrem Ruben Lozoya, arrived to drop off one of their two children, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
After he came inside, Lozoya pulled out a gun and fired at Villanueva and her boyfriend, striking them both, Moore said.
He then fled, leaving the children behind in the apartment, Moore said. It’s not clear if the7-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy witnessed the shooting.
Villanueva was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:28 a.m., according to coroner’s records. Her boyfriend was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to survive ...
Katrina Lynn Barragan, a 37-year-old Asian woman, died on Sunday, July 2, after she was stabbed in the 4200 block of Jonathon Street in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Barragan and her husband, Rafael Barragan, a 47-year-old Latino, got into an argument at their home the evening of July 1, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
Katrina Barragan called 911 about 11 p.m. and her husband hung up the phone, Moore said. The call triggered deputies to go to the home, Moore said. When they arrived, they found Rafael Barragan outside the house and his wife inside, with stab wounds, Moore said.
Katrina Barragan was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead at 12:40 a.m. July 2, according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as multiple stab wounds.
Three people were charged June 28 with murder in connection with the shooting death last May of a Long Beach man, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Devin Marcus Wright, 22; Roosevelt Citizen, 23; and Ellese Paschal, 25, were charged in the fatal shooting of Victor Eugene Alford, 37. Each also was charged with one count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling. Wright faces additional gun and gang special allegations.
On May 15, 2016, Long Beach police were called about 5:40 p.m. to a shooting near East 61st Street and Orange Avenue. They found Alford lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a police spokesman. Family members said he was going to pick up his mother from church when he was shot.
Alford was taken to a hospital, where he died 10 days later, according to coroner ...
Nancy Ester Mederos Gudino, a 19-year-old Latina, died on Friday, June 30, after she was beaten in the 13900 block of Francisquito Avenue in Baldwin Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The victim, known as Nancy Mederos, had been staying at the Grand Park Inn motel at 13921 Francisquito Avenue with her boyfriend, Nicholas Figueroa Manos, 31, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
Baldwin Park Police officers went to the hotel in response to a “keep the peace” call about 2 p.m., according to an sheriff’s news release.
The officers found Manos outside and Mederos inside the hotel room, with “trauma” to her upper body, Moore said.
Mederos was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:34 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The cause of death has not been determined, according to coroner’s records. ...
Fredrick Ford, a 51-year-old black man, was fatally stabbed Friday, June 30, in the 1200 block of East Harvard Street in Glendale, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Glendale police responded about 6 p.m. to a call about an unresponsive man in the driveway of an apartment complex, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Robert William. Once there, police found Ford suffering from multiple stab wounds, William said.
Ford was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:33 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Neighbors said he lived nearby and described him as a nice man who never caused trouble.
On the night of Ford’s death, detectives found a security camera that showed a man leaving the scene around the time of the stabbing.
“Officers and detectives immediately recognized and identified the individual as Ernest Culbertson, a known documented gang member, who they have ...
Urban Titus Todd, a 41-year-old black man, died Friday, June 30, after being shot in the 1100 block of West 104th Street in the Westmont area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Todd was riding his bicycle near his home around 11:25 p.m. June 23 when he was confronted by a black man who asked where he was from, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Guillermo Morales said.
Witnesses say Todd tried to get away, but the other man shot him multiple times, Morales said.
Todd was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead seven days later at 4:55 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The gunman was last seen running in an unknown direction, Sgt. Steve Rubino said.
Investigators think the gunman may have been involved in a gang. Todd had past gang ...
Jonathan “Johnny” Salas looked older than 17 and always acted older too, say his family and friends.
He had a thing about assisting others, said his mother, Delia Salas. That’s why he wanted to be a police officer, she said. That’s why he made tortas to sell at school and hunted odd jobs so he could help his parents cover expenses for their family of eight.
Johnny was a responsible teenager, Delia Salas said, who would play games with his younger siblings, walk them to school and keep the house tidy while his parents each worked two jobs.
“At Christmas, he’d tell mom, ‘Don’t buy a Christmas present for me. Spend the money on the rent or a new house,” said his brother Jared, 9.
His compunction to help is why Johnny was riding his bike home from the dentist the ...