Travoon Brown Jr., a 21-year-old black man, died Sunday, Dec. 3, after he was shot in the 200 block of Willowbrook Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Brown was standing near the ticket machines on the Metro Blue Line passenger platform about 3:30 p.m. when he began arguing with a group of people who got off the train, said L.A. County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
"Words were thrown back and forth... it was a gang-related thing," Alfred said. "Someone got disrespected and it became a fight, then a gunshot was fired and the victim was struck."
Everyone scattered when the shots were fired, Alfred said. Brown ran a short distance then collapsed.
Paramedics took Brown to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:27 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death ...
Amber Loraine Alvarado, an 18-year-old Latina, died Sunday, Dec. 3, after being shot the day before in the 35800 block of 96th Street East in the Antelope Valley town of Littlerock, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
L.A. County Sheriff's deputies were called to 96th Street East and East Avenue T12 at 11:27 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, after a passerby reported finding a car crashed into a chain link fence in front of a house, said Lt. Derrick Alfred.
Deputies found Alvarado alone, slumped inside the car, Alfred said. It first appeared she was the victim of the collision, he said, but then paramedics realized she had been shot.
Alvarado was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead at 7:59 a.m. Dec. 3, according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as ...
Bryan Erives, a 30-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, Dec. 2, in the 14400 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Norwalk, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Erives was sitting in his car behind R&G’s Food Basket around 8:50 p.m. when several Latino adults approached, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred.
“They had a short conversation, asking him about his gang affiliation, and then one of them opened fire on him,” Alfred said.
He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Witnesses heard the gunfire and saw the suspects running away, Alfred said. There were early reports about a brown jeep leaving the scene, but investigators aren’t sure whether the men got into a vehicle or fled on foot.
Erives lived in Norwalk ...
Daniel Salcido, a 24-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Saturday, Dec. 2, in the 2400 block of Manville Street in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Pomona police responded about 11:15 p.m. to a call about a shooting, according to Sgt. Brian Hagerty. Officers found Salcido and two others in a dark-colored SUV. Salcido had been shot several times and died at the scene at 11:30 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The other two men were taken to a hospital and later released, Hagerty said.
The three men had left a family party earlier that night and were driving to a friend’s house before the shooting, officials said. A white SUV pulled alongside the passenger side of the vehicle where Salcido was sitting, and the two drivers got into an argument, Hagerty said. The driver of the white SUV pulled a gun ...
Cristian Aldair Lainez, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Sunday, Nov. 26, in the 6700 block of Reseda Boulevard in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Lainez and a male friend went to Melody’s Mexican Kitchen to buy food that afternoon, LAPD Valley Homicide Det. David Peteque said. The two men brought their food out to Lainez’s car, Peteque said, and while they were sitting in the parking lot, another car pulled in behind them.
A person got out of the newcomer’s car, walked up to the driver’s side of Lainez’s car and began shooting, Peteque said.
Lainez, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, was struck by gunfire. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:55 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
His friend was not injured, Peteque said.
Investigators think ...
David Ibarra, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, Nov. 24, in the 11700 block of Bromont Avenue in Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Ibarra had been visiting friends and was walking toward Hubert H. Humphrey Recreation Center, a park where he frequently hung out, when a car pulled alongside him around 6 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Valley Homicide Bureau Det. Dave Peteque.
It appears Ibarra tried to run away, but the car chased him and he was shot numerous times, Peteque said.
Ibarra collapsed on the sidewalk and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:05 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators think Ibarra was targeted in the attack, but they don’t know why, Peteque said.
“We know that’s a gang area, but there’s no indication he was a member of a gang ...
Carlos Guzman Sanchez, a 50-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Nov. 23, in the 8000 block of Emerson Place in Rosemead, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Sanchez had just parked in front of his home on Emerson Place and was walking up his driveway around 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day when a man stepped forward and shot him, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said.
Investigators think the shooter had been waiting for Sanchez, Alfred said.
Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:39 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The following day, Zhongqiang Meng, a 27-year-old Chinese national who lived in Rosemead, turned himself in to the Monterey Park Police Department, Alfred said.
Meng had been identified by investigators as a likely suspect in Sanchez’s death. He had sold a dog to Sanchez ...
Steven Luong Tang, a 26-year-old Asian man, was shot and killed Thursday, Nov. 23, in the 14200 block of Gager Street in Arleta, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Tang had been released from prison two weeks earlier and was visiting his mother for Thanksgiving, said LAPD Valley Homicide Det. David Peteque.
He and his family had eaten Thanksgiving dinner at a relative’s home in Whittier and had returned to his mother’s home around 8 p.m., Peteque said. While his mother and another family member were in one part of the house, Tang went to the rear of the house around 8:15 p.m., where he was confronted by someone, Peteque said.
“Some kind of altercation occurred in the back bedroom, and he was shot,” Peteque said. “There was no sign of forced entry, and we have no idea how the ...
Robert Padilla, a 30-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, Nov. 22, in the 1900 block of Sichel Street in Lincoln Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Padilla was standing in front of a home talking with some friends about 7:50 p.m. when a white car drove by, Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez said.
A person inside the car fired several gunshots, Ramirez said, striking Padilla.
Padilla was pronounced dead at the scene at 8 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Padilla had relatives in the area, Ramirez said. A GoFundMe page set up after his killing described Padilla as a father of two children, ages 5 and 11.
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