Guy Eugene Alford, a 20-year-old black man, was fatally shot on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the 5100 block of Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Alford was inside a blue Chevrolet Impala in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box restaurant at East 52nd Street and Atlantic Avenue around 12:15 a.m. when he was shot in the torso, according to a news release from the Long Beach Police Department.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:25 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Long Beach investigators have not released any details about the shooting, and say they don’t have a motive.
CBS-TV Channel 2 reporter Dave Lopez reported that he watched surveillance video from a nearby business that showed Alford in the drive-thru lane of the restaurant when another car pulled ...
Vanessa Marquez, a 49-year-old Latina, was fatally shot by police officers Thursday, Aug. 30, in the 1100 block of Fremont Avenue in South Pasadena, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators.
Marquez was an actress who starred as student Ana Delgado in the 1988 film “Stand and Deliver,” and appeared regularly as nurse Wendy Goldman on the popular television medical drama “ER” between 1994 and 1997.
About noon on Aug. 30, Marquez’s landlord asked the South Pasadena Police Department to check on her welfare because he was worried about her health, said sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Three officers and a mental health clinician who was working with the officers went to Marquez’s home and noticed she was having “brief” seizures, Mendoza said.
They called paramedics, who came to help Marquez, he said. The seizures ended but Marquez was not cooperative and refused to ...
Anthony Daniel Vargas, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday, Aug. 12, in the 4900 block of East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A man reported around 2 a.m. that his watch had been stolen by three Latinos in their 30s, one with a gun tucked in his waistband, on North Mednik Avenue near the Nueva Maravilla Housing Community.
Deputies tried to detain Vargas while searching for the robbery suspects in the 504-unit housing complex, according to Lt. Derrick Alfred. Vargas ran and hid from deputies, ignored their orders and resisted their attempts to handcuff him before he pulled a gun from his waistband, Alfred said.
“They engage in a violent struggle, and when [the deputies] are reaching around to get hold of his hands, one feels a gun ...
Melyda Corado, a 27-year-old woman, was shot and killed by police Saturday, July 21, at 2738 Hyperion Ave. in Silver Lake, police said.
Corado, the manager of a Trader Joe’s market, was killed by police gunfire in an hours-long standoff with an armed suspect, police said three days after the shooting.
“On behalf of myself and the rest of the Department, I want to express my deepest condolences and sympathy to her family and everyone that knew her,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said of Corado. “I know that it’s every officer’s worst nightmare to hurt an innocent bystander during a violent engagement. I spoke with the officers this morning — they’re devastated. They were devastated in the immediate aftermath of this event.”
Initially, it was unclear whether the gunfire that killed Corado was from the suspect or police. LAPD released car dashboard and body camera video earlier than ...
Carmelo Pizarro Jr., a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday, July 19, in the 7100 block of Pico Vista Road in Pico Rivera, according to Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Pizarro was shot after crashing his car and running from deputies, Mendoza said, and authorities say he was initially armed but threw down his gun during a foot chase.
Deputies suspected Pizarro was driving drunk when they first spotted his Mitsubishi Eclipse at Washington and Passons boulevards at 1:37 a.m., Mendoza said. They tried to pull him over but Pizarro sped away, he said, and deputies pursued. Blocks away, Pizarro crashed into a light post and parked vehicle at Eglise Avenue and Bert Street.
Pizarro got out of his car, Mendoza said, “and fled on foot, armed with a handgun.”
Mendoza said he couldn’t go into specifics ...
Alex Lopez III, a 40-year-old Latino, died Saturday, June 30, after he was stabbed in the 400 block of West Holt Avenue in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Lopez was with a group of people in a rear alley behind 470 W. Holt Ave., just east of Rebecca Street, when he got into an argument with another man shortly after noon, said Pomona Police Sgt. Brian Hagerty.
The man became angry and stabbed Lopez several times before running away toward Holt Avenue, Hagerty said.
When officers arrived around 12:30 p.m., they found Lopez lying in a pool of blood, Hagerty said. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators used information from witnesses and surveillance video to identify a suspect in the stabbing, a homeless man ...
Tristan Thomas Beaudette, a 35-year-old white man, was shot and killed Friday, June 22, at Malibu Creek State Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Beaudette was shot inside his tent about 4:45 a.m. while he was camping with his two young daughters, ages 2 and 4, in the 1900 block of Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Beaudette was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:21 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore said investigators are trying to identify the assailant and are sifting through evidence from the scene for leads.
Beaudette was a renowned scientist who worked in pharmaceuticals. His family said he loved cooking and microbrews.
He was married to his high school sweetheart and was “happiest out in nature,” they said.
“His selfless devotion to his children came naturally, and ...