Curtis Gregory Draskovich, a 24-year-old white man, was shot and killed Thursday, June 23, in the 100 block of West 9th Street in San Pedro, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 2 a.m., Draskovich was walking east on West 9th Street to visit a friend when a vehicle approached, said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Julie Scruggs.
A person shot Draskovich then drove off. Police are unsure if the assailant got out of the vehicle or shot from inside the car, Scruggs said.
Draskovich was pronounced dead at 2:06 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner's records.
So far, the vehicle has been described only as a compact car, Scruggs said.
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Jhonathan “Poppy” Jasean Oliver, a 32-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, June 21, in the 1400 bock of West 102nd Street in the Westmont neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Oliver, a graduate of Van Nuys High School and former wild lands firefighter, had recently returned to Los Angeles to help his 91-year-old grandfather, who had lived in the neighborhood for more than 50 years, said Camille Hubbard, the mother of their two sons, ages 4 and 5.
Hubbard said she and their sons flew in from Chicago and arrived at 8 p.m. at the house where Oliver was staying with his grandfather. The family walked to a nearby Taco Bell, she said, but when they brought it home they realized they hadn’t gotten anything for the kids to drink.
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Raivon Robinson, a 19-year-old black man, died Tuesday, June 21, after he was shot in the 1200 block of West 90th Street in the Westmont neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner records.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called about a gunshot victim lying on a porch about 10:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, Lt. Steve Jauch said.
Robinson was taken to Harbor UCLA Medical Center by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead two days later at 9 a.m., according to coroner’s records. Jauch said Robinson had been shot in the head.
Homicide investigators weren’t called until after Robinson died, Jauch said.
“We have no witness information, no suspect information, and we don’t know exactly how he was killed, other than he was found on a front porch,” Jauch said.
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Dianey Santos, a 39-year-old Latina, died Monday, June 20, three days after she was shot near South Broadway and West 83rd Street in Florence, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on June 17, Santos was waiting for a bus when two men ran past her, said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Chris Barling.
One of the men turned around and shot at the other man, Barling said. A bullet hit Santos in the head, and she was taken to a hospital. The men fled.
Santos was pronounced dead three days later at 3:12 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The suspect was described as a black man wearing a white T-shirt and dark jeans. He is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, Barling said.
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Thomas Roland Gray Jr., a 29-year-old black man, died Saturday, June 18, two days after he was shot in the 1600 block of Cactus Drive in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Gray, a resident of Palmdale, was visiting a friend at his apartment on Thursday, June 16, when someone knocked at the door about 10 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Rosson.
When the friend answered the door, he told investigators he was hit over the head and remembered hearing a gunshot before he passed out, Rosson said.
When the friend came to, he discovered Gray had been shot and nearly $2,000 in cash and other items were gone from the apartment, Rosson said.
Gray and his friend were taken to a nearby hospital. Gray had been shot multiple times in the upper torso, Rosson said. He was ...
Mike Sebastian Cortez-Marquez, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, June 16, at Inglewood and Marine avenues in Redondo Beach, near its boundary with Lawndale, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Cortez-Marquez and a friend drove to a gas station at the southwest corner of the intersection about 4 p.m. and while there got into an argument with Erik Martinez, a 19-year-old Latino, said Redondo Beach Police Sgt. Michael Martinez.
Erik Martinez walked away to the street, and Cortez-Marquez’s friend ran after him into the crosswalk, where the two began fighting, Michael Martinez said.
Cortez-Marquez “went to help his friend,” the police sergeant said, “and the suspect pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot at both of them, right in the crosswalk.”
The friend was taken to a hospital, where he is expected to recover, Michael Martinez said. Cortez-Marquez was ...
Balham Mitchell Frierson, a 45-year-old black man, was fatally shot Thursday, June 16, in the 4300 block of Garthwaite Avenue in Leimert Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 2:30 p.m., Frierson was shot in front of an apartment complex entryway, said Los Angeles Police Det. Rick Gordon. The assailant walked up and shot Frierson, then ran north on Garthwaite Avenue, Gordon said.
Investigators think the killing was the result of a personal dispute, Gordon said.
Frierson was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:50 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information is asked to call Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Joshua Williams, a 24-year-old black man, was fatally shot Tuesday, June 14, in the 7900 block of South Van Ness Avenue in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5:36 p.m., officers from the Inglewood Police Department responded to a call of a shooting victim and found Williams in the street with “at least one gunshot wound,” according to a news release from the department.
Williams was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Police said they will not yet release further information about the incident.
Williams attended Oregon State University in 2011 and 2012 and was on the football team, according to the school. Williams transferred to Kentucky State University and played football there in 2014 and 2015, said Diane Hawkins, the director of communications for the university.
Williams was due to ...