The Long Beach Police Department on Monday released surveillance footage of a person of interest in the shooting of a mother and child who were walking home from the grocery store.
The footage shows a man in his 20s or 30s entering a convenience store at the intersection of Locust Avenue and East 9th Street, the scene of the shooting, shortly after Carina Mancera, 26, and her 4-year-old daughter, Jennabel Anaya were gunned down on Aug. 6, according to a news release.
At the time, Mancera was walking home from the grocery store with her boyfriend, Luis Anaya, and daughter when a man approached and opened fire, according to Long Beach Police Sgt. Robert Woods.
Mancera died at the scene; Jennabel was pronounced dead later at a hospital, according to coroner’s records. Luis Anaya was unhurt.
Anaya told The Times he didn’t recognize the shooter, whose face was ...
A Pomona man will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his girlfriend and cutting out her heart and one of her lungs in a motel bathroom, prosecutors said Monday.
Alexander Anthony Clever, 28, pleaded no contest earlier this year to first-degree murder in the gruesome killing of his 35-year-old girlfriend, Yvette Silva. He also admitted to special circumstances of mayhem and torture in his plea, officials said.
On Nov. 29, 2014, Clever and Silva, along with two other people, went to a Pomona motel. Clever and Silva went into a bathroom and argued, prosecutors said.
The other people tried to intervene after they heard muffled screaming and saw Clever choking Silva. They tried to free Silva, who was unconscious, then went to get help, prosecutors added.
Police found Silva in the shower with her heart and her right lung cut out ...
An El Monte man was sentenced Sept. 13 to 86 years to life in state prison for killing a rival gang member on Christmas Eve in 2010, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
In August, a jury found Johnny Mata guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of David De Anda Jr., 31, as well as one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Another man, Jesus Arroyo Lule, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter. He scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 17.
Prosecutors said that in the early hours of Dec. 24, 2010, Lule drove Mata to rival gang territory in Baldwin Park.
Around 12:45 a.m., the two men arrived at a house where De Anda was standing in the driveway with two other people, according to prosecutors. Mata stepped out the car and fired at De Anda, who ...
A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty Sept. 12 to abusing his girlfriend and her two young children, leading to a toddler’s death, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Samuel Aguilar pleaded guilty to seven felony counts including one count of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Josue Rey Maldonado, 2, as well as two counts of child abuse, and three counts of dissuading a witness for reporting a crime.
Aguilar’s girlfriend and the children’s mother, Jessica Rey Cereceres, 26, pleaded no contest to two counts of child abuse. She was sentenced on May 4 to five years and four months in state prison.
Prosecutors said Aguilar and Cereceres lived together with her two small children. At the time of the incident, the boys were 1 and 2.
On Aug. 10, 2014, Maldonado was taken to a hospital with trauma to his ...
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has identified the deputy who shot and killed a homeless man in Castaic on Aug. 2.
William Armand Bowers, 51, died of a gunshot wound to the chest.
Jeffrey Brito, the deputy who shot him, was hired in April 1999 and is assigned to the department's Santa Clarita Valley Station, according to a letter from the Sheriff's Department Discovery Unit, which responds to Public Records Act requests.
Two patrol deputies pursued Bowers, who was white, after he allegedly ignored their orders to stop in a hotel parking lot rode away on his bicycle. Bowers dropped his bike and ran alongside a parked big rig truck, sheriff's Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
One of the deputies chased on foot, but his partner, Brito, drove the patrol car to the front of the truck and stepped out, facing Bowers, Mendoza said ...
Carlos A. Segovia-Lopez, a 19-year-old Latino, died Monday, Sept. 19 after he was shot in the 2100 block of West 31st Street in Jefferson Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11:30 p.m., Segovia was found with a gunshot wound to his head in his black Dodge Charger, said Los Angeles Police Det. Matt Courtney.
Segovia, a Marine on weekend leave from Camp Pendleton, had just left his girlfriend’s house and was on his way to a family friend’s home for the night. It’s unknown whether someone walked up to his car or shot from another vehicle.
Segovia didn't have any connections to gangs or other illegal activity that would make him a target, they say.
Police are trying to determine whether Segovia might have witnessed a crime before he was shot.
"There's speculation on different things that may have ...
Benny James Ceasar, a 49-year-old black man, was fatally shot Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the 5400 block of Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 4:35 p.m., Long Beach police received a call about gunfire in the area. Police found Ceasar and a woman, both of whom had been shot, according to a news release.
Ceasar was pronounced dead at the scene at 5 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The woman was taken to a hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.
About 7:45 p.m., police arrested Sotero Monteon, 61 near Lime Avenue and South Street. Witnesses saw Monteon getting on a bus shortly after the shooting.
Monteon was charged with murder Sept. 16. He also faces three other felony counts, including attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a ...
Hovik Krboyan, a 37-year-old Armenian man, died Wednesday, Sept. 14 after he was shot in the 4900 block of Medina Drive in Woodland Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A Los Angeles police detective told KTLA-TV they think Krboyan opened the door to his home shortly before midnight on Sept. 13 because he had ordered a pizza. Instead, he was met by unidentified assailants who opened fire.
Krboyan was shot multiple times, according to Ed Winter, spokesman of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.
His wife and daughter were not harmed. Detectives interviewed neighbors who reported hearing gunshots, according to a news release from the LAPD.
Police think the man knew the assailants. The pizza delivery arrived minutes after the shooting, KTLA-TV reported.
“We aren’t sure yet what’s behind this man’s shooting, but cases like this often stem from business or domestic ...
Shane Ventanilla, an 8-week-old Asian boy, was fatally stabbed Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the 1500 block of Park Avenue in Long Beach, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
The boy’s father found Shane and his mother, Charlene Ventanilla, with multiple stab wounds and alerted authorities about 6:30 a.m., said Marlene Arrona, a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department.
When officers arrived, the mother and young child were unconscious and not breathing, police said. Both were pronounced dead at 6:45 a.m., according to coroner's records.
Officers later determined that Charlene Ventanilla, 36, killed her child before taking her own life, according to a police statement. Police are investigating what triggered the killing, Arrona said.
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