Maylin Zulian Fuentes-Sanabria, a 20-year-old Latina, was found dead Sunday, May 14, in the 1400 block of South Van Ness Avenue in Harvard Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Fuentes-Sanabria was discovered wrapped in a blanket in a shopping cart about 12:25 a.m., said LAPD Lt. John Radtke.
Investigators discovered that Fuentes-Sanabria had gone to visit a man the went to visit a man in the early morning hours of May 13 in the 1500 Gramercy Place and was strangled, Radtke said.
Fuentes-Sanabria was then dumped a few blocks away, police said.
On May 24, Rene Rolando Ailon, a 26-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder, according to online jail records. Two days later, Ailon was charged with one count of murder and one count of rape, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Ailon is due back in court June ...
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 ...
Bryan De La Torrre, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, May 18, in the 1500 block of Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of a shooting in the area, police said. When officers arrived, they found De La Torre, who had been shot, in an alley next to an apartment building, according to a news release from the LAPD.
Investigators believe two people kicked in De La Torre’s apartment door, then shot him. De La Torre then jumped out the apartment window, police said. De La Torre was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on May 19 at 12:21 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
The suspects were described as Latino, 20 to 30 years old. One man was wearing a ...
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 ...