Felipe Castrejon-Balanzar Jr., a 24-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, May 9, in the 300 block of West 9th Street in San Pedro, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 7:30 a.m., Castrejon-Balanzar was found in an alley, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.
Police think Castrejon-Balanzar was shot sometime in the early-morning hours.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:40 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police said they have no leads on a suspect in the shooting or a vehicle description and are looking for witnesses.
Anthony David Soderberg, a 29-year-old white man, was shot and killed by LAPD officers Monday, May 8, in the 11300 block of Alethea Drive in Sunland, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9 a.m., a homeowner reported a burglar in her kitchen, Los Angeles Police Det. Meghan Aguilar said. The resident was able to escape through a back window, she said.
When officers arrived, they peered through a window of the house and saw that a man, later identified as Soderberg, had armed himself with a gun belonging to one of the residence’s occupants, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said.
The officers then backed off and called for a SWAT team, Beck said, launching a standoff that lasted five hours.
As officers surrounded the house, police used a bullhorn to try to persuade the man to surrender, department officials said.
The home, located at the top of ...
Carlos Alberto Martinez, a 61-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, May 7, in the 6500 block of South Normandie Avenue in Harvard Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8 p.m., Martinez was inside the store he owned, Martinez Market, along with a cashier, when two men wearing skintight hooded sweatshirts walked in, Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido said.
One of the men, who had a gun, pointed it at Martinez, who also was armed. The two men then exchanged gunfire, Garrido said.
Martinez was struck during the shooting and was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:10 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Later that night, detectives were notified of a gunshot victim at a local hospital and determined that the man was one of the suspects in the armed robbery, Garrido said.
The man, identified by the coroner’s office as Alex ...
Lamar Thompson, a 25-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, April 27, in the 2900 block of Crenshaw Boulevard in West Adams, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 3:55 p.m., Thompson was a passenger in a tan sedan traveling down an alley when a dark SUV approached the sedan head on, Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri said.
A person got out of the SUV and fired at the sedan, Kouri said.
Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:03 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The driver of the car was not injured. The SUV continued south down the alley, then exited onto West 30th Street, police said. Authorities are trying to identify the shooter, whom they describe as a black man in his 40s.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD’s Criminal Gang Homicide Division at ...
Kevin Cleveland, a 17-year-old black teenager, was shot to death Tuesday, April 4, near East 60th Street and South Vermont Avenue in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Kevin was walking with a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl about 3:45 p.m. when another teenager approached, asked about the group’s gang affiliation and shot Kevin and his companions, said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling.
Witnesses reported hearing about 10 gunshots at the strip mall where the shooting occurred, said Officer Mike Lopez, an LAPD spokesman. The three teenagers were taken to a hospital.
Kevin Cleveland was pronounced dead at 4:49 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The other two teenagers are expected to survive, Barling said. The shooting was near John Muir Middle School and Augustus Hawkins High School, and aerial images broadcast by local television stations showed a school ...
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 Tuesday, March 7, 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. 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 with management.
Miguel Sanchez, a 48-year-old Latino, was found beaten to death Sunday, Feb. 26, in the 600 block of West 17th Street in downtown Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records and police.
About 5:30 a.m., Sanchez was found in the street with blunt force trauma, said Los Angeles Police Det. Doug Pierce.
Police believe that about 4 a.m., Sanchez was involved in an argument with a person in a vehicle, and the dispute turned physical, Pierce said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Pierce at (213) 996-1879. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer, a 53-year-old white man, was shot and killed on Monday, Feb. 20, at the intersection of Colima Road and Mar Vista Street in Whittier, according to authorities.
Boyer and two other officers were called to the scene to investigate a traffic collision about 8 a.m. when one of the drivers in the accident pulled out a gun and began shooting, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina told The Times.
The officers returned fire and three people were struck, including Christopher Michael Mejia, 26, a felon investigators would later learn was a suspect in the fatal shooting of his cousin earlier that morning in East Los Angeles.
Both Mejia and Patrick Hazell, a Whittier officer with three years on the force, were injured and taken to the hospital with injuries they are expected to survive.
Boyer, a 27-year veteran ...