Anthony Jacob “AJ” Weber, a 16-year-old black male, was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies Sunday, Feb. 4, in the 1200 block of West 107th Street in Westmont, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8 p.m., two deputies responded to a report of a young man in blue jeans and a black shirt pointing a handgun at a driver in the area. The caller, according to audio of the dispatch call, said he feared for his life.
While on foot, deputies encountered a 16-year-old boy who matched the description. They spotted a handgun tucked into his pants, according to statements by the Sheriff's Department.
When they ordered him not to move, the teen ignored the deputies' commands and took off running into an apartment complex known as a gang hangout, Sheriff's Capt. Chris Bergner has said previously said.
Richard Gardner II, a 78-year-old white man, was pronounced dead on Saturday, Jan. 13, after suffering “trauma to the body” in the 1100 block of West Avenue N12 in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide investigators.
Deputies went to Gardner’s modest Palmdale home around 2:25 p.m. after his adult daughter asked authorities to check on her family, said Lt. John Corina.
The daughter was worried, he said, because she hadn’t been able to reach anyone at the house where her disabled brother, Richard Gardner III, 52, lived with their father and their father’s wife, Pepper Gardner, 56.
When deputies arrived they found the elder Gardner dead in the small, single-level house, Corina said. A short while later, investigators found Gardner’s wife and son dead in another part of the house.
All three suffered “trauma to their bodies ...
DeAnthony Wills, a 28-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, Oct. 8, in the 2600 block of Lantana Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Wills, a resident of Perris, was visiting friends in the neighborhood about 6 p.m. when he got into an argument with a man in the middle of the street, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
The other man pulled out a gun and began shooting at Wills, Mendoza said. The shooter, a black man in his 20s, then got into a white sedan and drove away, heading east on Lantana and north on Wadsworth Avenue, until he was out of view, Mendoza said.
Wills was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
“DeAnthony was a loving father, son and brother ...
Albert Garcia, a 58-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by police officers Sunday, Oct. 8, in the 100 block of Harding Avenue in San Fernando, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
San Fernando police officers were called to Garcia's apartment about 11 a.m. after neighbors reported hearing a woman screaming from inside the apartment, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Joe Mendoza, whose Homicide Bureau team is investigating the shooting.
When the officers arrived, they tried to contact the people inside, but Garcia refused to open the door, Mendoza said.
The officers forced their way inside the apartment to check on the woman's safety and encountered Garcia, who was armed with a large kitchen knife, according to Mendoza.
"They attempted to spray him with OC [pepper spray] to get him to comply," Mendoza said, then officers fired their weapons. ...
Yizhu Mu, a 36-year-old Asian woman, was found dead Friday, Sept. 29, in the 16900 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Artesia, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators.
Mu had a San Gabriel address, according to Lt. Derrick Alfred, but she had been staying at the Excelsior Hotel, also known as the Artesia Inn and Suites, for at least a week.
A hotel maid discovered Mu’s body about 10:50 a.m. on the bed in the room, officials said. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 11 a.m., Alfred said.
Early reports indicated that Mu had been strangled, but investigators put a security hold on her autopsy results so an exact cause of death won’t be available until the investigation is finished, Alfred said.
“It’s definitely a homicide,” the lieutenant said. “The signs of trauma lead us to believe it wasn’t a ...
Nancy Ester Mederos Gudino, a 19-year-old Latina, died on Friday, June 30, after she was beaten in the 13900 block of Francisquito Avenue in Baldwin Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The victim, known as Nancy Mederos, had been staying at the Grand Park Inn motel at 13921 Francisquito Avenue with her boyfriend, Nicholas Figueroa Manos, 31, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
Baldwin Park Police officers went to the hotel in response to a “keep the peace” call about 2 p.m., according to an sheriff’s news release.
The officers found Manos outside and Mederos inside the hotel room, with “trauma” to her upper body, Moore said.
Mederos was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:34 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The cause of death has not been determined, according to coroner’s records. ...
Armando Garcia-Muro, a 17-year-old Latino, was killed Thursday, June 22, when he was struck by a deputy’s ricocheting bullet fired at a charging dog in the 38500 block of 10th Street East in Palmdale.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the apartment complex about 3:40 a.m. regarding a complaint about loud music, said Lt. Rodney Moore. As the deputies walked up the driveway, a 60-to-65-pound pit bull charged towards them and bit one on the knee, Moore said.
The deputies pulled back to nurse the injured deputy, and a teenage boy ran out to drag the dog behind the apartment complex, Moore said.
The boy, later identified as Armando, tied the dog up, but at some point it apparently broke free and ran toward the deputies again, Moore said.
Two of the five deputies fired at the dog when it was ...
Darius Smith, a 15-year-old black teenager, died Saturday, May 27, after he was shot by an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer on North 1st Avenue just south of East Colorado Boulevard in Arcadia, according to Los Angeles County authorities.
Smith, who lived in Pasadena, was riding on the Gold Line Metro Rail with two other boys, 14 and 15, about 8 p.m. on Friday, May 26, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
Family members told investigators the boys were going to the Monrovia Street Fair that evening, Corina said. But Smith and his companions got off at the Arcadia station, behind another exiting passenger — a federal Customs and Border Protection officer who was dressed in plain clothes and carrying a backpack and another bag, said Corina.
The officer told investigators that the boys hit him on the side of the head ...
Carl Bernard Sutton, a 47-year-old black man, died Friday March 17, weeks after he was assaulted in the 300 block of West Century Boulevard in Broadway-Manchester, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Sutton, who used a walker, was assaulted on Feb. 27 about 11 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.
A witness called authorities, but police have not been able to identify the potential witness.
Sutton was hospitalized for two days then released. On March 17, Sutton was found unresponsive at his residence; he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Twenty years ago, Sutton suffered a gun shot wound to the head, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner’s office.
Police are looking for additional witnesses.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800 ...
Dennis Todd Rogers, a 41-year-old black man, died Wednesday, March 8, after he was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in the 5000 block of West Slauson Avenue in Ladera Heights, according to authorities.
Rogers had taken out a membership at a 24 Hour Fitness gym on Slauson about five days earlier and had been staying at the gym some 12 hours a day since then, said Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Other members complained to management that Rogers had been harassing men and women in the gym, Mendoza said.
A manager called deputies about 8:35 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, for help removing Rogers from the gym, Mendoza said. Rogers was cooperative with deputies and agreed to leave. The manager told Rogers his membership was suspended, Mendoza said, but he could come back the next morning to discuss it ...