Gabriel Leyva, a 19-year-old Latino, was stabbed to death Friday, Oct. 30, in the 16800 block of East Bellbrook Street in Covina, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Leyva was visiting a friend when the two decided to walk to a nearby store shortly after 1 a.m. said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. John Covina.
As they were walking, Leyva and his friend ran into two other young men who were also out walking, Corina said. The four got into an argument — "a 'What are you looking at?' type argument," Corina said — and one of the suspects pulled out a knife and stabbed Leyva.
The attacker, described as Latino and in his late teens or early 20s, ran away with his friend, Corina said.
Leyva was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:39 a.m., about 12 minutes after he was ...
A 36-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of a man in the drive-thru at a South L.A. Jack in the Box in September.
Ronald Truitt, a black man, was charged Oct. 5 with one count of murder, attempted murder and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Truitt is accused in the shooting of Emmanuel Arce, 30, on Sept. 27 about 5 a.m. in Adams-Normandie. The shooter is still not in custody, police said.
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Nov. 9, 11:37 a.m.: An earlier version of this article said that Ronald Truitt was accused of shooting Emmanuel Arce. Truitt was allegedly the driver in the shooting.
Dylan Hernandez, a 28-year-old Latino, died from blunt-force trauma Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, after he was assaulted in the 40100 block of 10th Street West in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Hernandez's former roommate, Sergio Escobar-Miranda, 28, of Lancaster, was arrested March 25 on a Los Angeles County Superior Court warrant charging him with murder in connection with Hernandez's death, Sheriff's Sgt. Guillermo Morales said.
Shortly before 1:53 a.m., Hernandez finished shopping at a Wal-Mart Supercenter and walked into the parking lot when he saw Escobar-Miranda, authorities said. The two got into a fist fight.
No weapons were used in the fight, Morales said. Hernandez was knocked down a couple of times during the fight, and he may have hit his head.
Hernandez was taken to a local hospital with head injuries. He was pronounced dead eight days later, at ...
Willy Barrios, a 15-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, near Van Nuys Boulevard and Norris Avenue in Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 2:20 p.m. officers from the LAPD’s Foothill Division found the teenager on the sidewalk. Barrios had been shot in the head, police said in a statement.
In a motion for a $50,000 reward approved by the City Council, police said Barrios was shot after “a dispute with an unknown suspect or suspects.”
Daniel Becerra Chavez, a 25-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Oct. 25, at the intersection of Shrode and Lincoln avenues in Mayflower Village, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to the residential area about 7 p.m. regarding a shooting, which also injured a pregnant woman, said Homicide Bureau Sgt. Gean Okada.
When deputies arrived, they found Chavez lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:21 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Witnesses told investigators that Chavez was walking north on Lincoln Avenue and approached Shrode Avenue. He reportedly got into an argument with someone in a small, dark-colored SUV that was heading west on Shrode, Okada said, and someone in the SUV opened fire, striking Chavez multiple times.
The other shooting victim, a 30-year-old Latina ...
Christopher Thomas Rothschild-Cleveland, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, Oct. 25, in the 400 block of Washington Boulevard in Marina Del Rey, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Rothschild-Cleveland was found in the parking lot of the Islands Restaurant about 3:40 a.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Holly Francisco.
The restaurant was closed at the time of the shooting, she said. Witnesses told deputies they heard gunshots and tried to perform CPR until paramedics arrived, Francisco said, but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:50 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to coroner's records.
Rothschild-Cleveland lived in Marina Del Rey, Francisco said, but investigators don't know what he was doing in the parking lot at that hour of the morning.
Investigators don't have any description of the person ...
Jesus Pimental, a 22-year-old Latino, died on Sunday, Oct. 25, after he was stabbed in the 1000 block of Maine Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Long Beach police officers were called about 7:45 p.m. and found Pimental lying on the sidewalk with a stab wound in his torso, according to a department news release.
Pimental was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:16 p.m.
Investigators had no suspect information, but they don't believe the stabbing was gang-related, according to the news release. Coroner's records reported that Pimental had been involved in an altercation before the stabbing.
The stabbing occurred in a residential area next to Drake Park.
Anyone with information is asked to call Long Beach homicide Dets. Scott Lasch and Michael Hubbard at (562) 570-7355. Those ...
Baby Boy Hernandez, an unborn Latino, was pronounced dead Sunday, Oct. 25, after his mother was found dead in the 7300 block of Neo Street in Downey, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Police were called to the scene about 8 p.m. on Oct. 21 — an apartment the baby's mother, Reyna Hernandez, 26, shared with her boyfriend, Nicholas Christopher Quezada, 29, and their 1-year-old son, Jude Christopher Quezada, said Downey Police Lt. Mark McDaniel.
All of the family members were dead.
Reyna Hernandez was found in the bathroom with her toddler son. Both were in the bathtub, which was filled with water, McDaniel said.
Coroner’s records said Hernandez died from a forced drowning and Jude died from "asphyxiation — homicide.”
Baby Boy Hernandez was discovered during his mother's autopsy on Oct. 25, and pronounced dead then, said coroner’s Assistant Chief ...
Flowers from the funeral wilted on the kitchen table as a mother and father spoke of their son in the past tense.
Elijah Galbreath, 16, was a fast and fearless football player who was gearing up for his first game at Augustus F. Hawkins High School. His last text to his father was a reminder that he needed cleats.
On Sunday, Sept. 27, his mother asked him to clean his room. He did, then left his home in Watts.
Timeca Person-Galbreath can’t stop thinking about hearing the gate closing, then about 15 minutes later, neighbors summoning her outside.
“They shot your baby,” they said.
Elijah had been walking down East 103rd Street toward his home when a car pulled up and a person got out and shot him. His body lay in front of a church until paramedics came.
Elijah was pronounced dead exactly three hours after a 39-year-old ...