Ezekiel Messiah Dozier, a 5-month-old black baby, died March 9, 2017, after suffering head trauma and having been shaken in the 400 block of Madison Avenue in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Pomona police responded about 7 p.m. March 5 to a house where Dozier’s grandmother had called 911, saying the baby was unresponsive. Police found the boy was barely breathing on his own, Sgt. Brian Hagerty said.
Paramedics transported Ezekiel to a hospital, where doctors determined he was suffering from shaken baby syndrome as well as head trauma. The boy died four days later, at 12:27 p.m. March 9, according to coroner’s records. Ezekiel had a twin sister, who was not harmed, Hagerty said.
Detectives discovered the twins had been left in the care of their father, Brandon Dozier, while their mother was on vacation, Hagerty said.
Investigators interviewed Dozier several days ...
Rony Xovany Hernandez, a 33-year-old Latino, died from blunt force injuries and strangulation Wednesday, March 1, in the 400 block of East 41st Place in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 6 a.m., a passerby at Gilbert Lindsay Park found Hernandez unresponsive, Los Angeles Police Det. Dan Gersna said.
Hernandez was pronounced dead at 6:45 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
Police think Hernandez got into an argument with another person earlier that morning, around 4 or 4:15 a.m.
Gersna said Hernandez and his assailant were not strangers.
Luciano Aparicio, a 28-year-old Latino, was charged March 3 with one count of murder with an allegation that he used an ax as a deadly weapon, according to Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Aparicio pleaded not guilty April 3 and is ...
Constance Barnes, a 92-year-old white woman, died of blunt force trauma Friday, Dec. 16, in the 13200 block of Jefferson Avenue in Hawthorne, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Barnes and her son, Kenneth Barnes, a 69-year-old white man, were both found dead inside their home about 12:05 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
The county Fire Department was called about noon when a passerby saw smoke coming from the house, Jauch said.
Firefighters found Barnes in the living room with blunt force trauma to her head and chest, Jauch said.
The living room was on fire, Jauch said. Paramedics tried to revive Barnes, but she was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:23 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
A short time later, firefighters found Kenneth Barnes’s body in the bathroom. He was pronounced ...
Babyboy Preciado, a male, died Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Lexington Elliot Brandon, an 8-month-old black baby, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the 3200 block of Flower Street in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators.
Lexington's maternal grandmother called 911 about 4:53 p.m. after she walked into the kitchen where her daughter was giving the baby a bath, Lt. Mike Rosson said.
“The mother was holding the baby in her arms, and the baby appeared to be in great distress,” Rosson said. “He was looking dead.”
Paramedics took the unresponsive baby to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m., according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The coroner’s office has not listed a formal cause of death, pending toxicology results and other tests, Rosson said. However, he said, there is evidence the baby drowned in a small plastic bathtub in the kitchen ...
Carlota Angelica Vargas, a 70-year-old Latina, died Monday, Oct. 10, after she was pushed out a second-story window and beaten in the 7400 block of Hazeltine Avenue in Van Nuys, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 3 a.m., officers responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon at an apartment complex. When police arrived, they found Vargas on the ground in the driveway of an apartment complex, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. Vargas had injuries to her face, police said.
The suspect, identified by police as Vargas’ son, Fernando Vargas, a 31-year-old Latino, was also suffering from a leg injury.
Police said the son threw his mother out of a second story window, then jumped out of the window and began to beat her. Vargas was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at ...
Delmus Eugene Wilkerson, a 71-year-old black man, died of suffocation Saturday, Aug. 27, in the 800 block of West 134th Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Wilkerson lived in a shed on the property, which he was renting from the homeowner, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
Investigators believe Wilkerson was selling drugs from his residence and was killed when two men came inside his home early that morning and tried to rob him, Corina said.
Someone at the residence called 911 upon finding Wilkerson’s body, Corina said.
Wilkerson was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:43 a.m. The coroner’s office later ruled the death a homicide by asphyxiation.
Investigators believe someone put a plastic bag over Wilkerson's head during the robbery, Corina said.
Witness reports led to the arrest that night ...