Juan Carlos Luna, a 21-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Saturday, Sept. 16, in the 1800 block of West Court Street in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8 a.m., a pedestrian found Luna unresponsive on the sidewalk, Los Angeles Police Det. Ray Martinez said.
Luna was pronounced dead at 8:07 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
It’s unknown why Luna was in the area because he did not live nearby, Martinez said. Police think that he was alone when he was stabbed and that the attack happened between 2 and 8 a.m.
Luna was not a documented gang member and police are continuing to investigate a motive for the stabbing, Martinez said.
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Deshaun Anthony White, a 37-year-old black man, died Thursday, Sept. 14, after he was stabbed in the 5900 block of Holmes Avenue in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
White was found lying on the sidewalk outside his home about 6:50 a.m. in the short residential block across from the Lillian Street Elementary School, according to coroner’s records.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene when paramedics “observed trauma to his body,” said Lt. Rodney Moore.
White was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:05 a.m., according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as a stab wound to the chest.
Investigators don’t have any suspect information, Moore said.
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William Escamilla, a 16-year-old Latino, died Monday, Sept. 11, after he was stabbed in the 11900 block of Long Beach Boulevard in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Escamilla was in a parking lot behind the Free Dry Coin Laundry at 11904 Long Beach Boulevard when he was attacked about 4 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
A few minutes earlier, Escamilla had been washing clothes inside the laundromat with his mother, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Marcelo Quintero. He went outside to get a bottle of water from their car and was confronted by a man on a bicycle.
"We think the motive was robbery," Quintero said. "There's no indication these people knew each other. This man confronted him and ended up cutting him on the left side of his neck."
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Delaney Griffin, a 54-year-old black man, was fatally stabbed Saturday, Sept. 9, in the 700 block of North Fairfax Avenue in the Fairfax neighborhood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9:30 p.m., Griffin was walking north on North Fairfax Avenue looking for medical attention and knocked on the door of an assisted living home, said LAPD Lt. John Radtke. The person who answered found Griffin bleeding profusely from a slit to the throat, and called paramedics who arrived and pronounced Griffin dead at the scene at 9:40 p.m., according to police and coroner’s records.
Police tracked the blood trail south, to an alley west of North Fairfax Avenue, where they found the crime scene, Radtke said.
The stabbing occurred in an area where Griffin slept at night. About 11 hours after the killing, police came across a man who still had blood ...
Imani Angelique Swaffi, a 32-year-old black woman, was stabbed to death Saturday, Aug. 26, in the 3600 block of West 132nd Street in Hawthorne, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Swaffi lived with her boyfriend, Ilami Kari Igoni, their 1-year-old child and Swaffi’s sister, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
The sister came home at 10:06 p.m. and found Swaffi unconscious and bleeding from multiple stab wounds, Mendoza said.
Igoni pushed the woman outside, where she called 911. When deputies arrived, they found Igoni in the bedroom with a large knife protruding from his chest, Mendoza said.
Swaffi was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:44 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Igoni’s stabbing was ruled a suicide by the coroner’s office.
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Joe Lopez, a 28-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Sunday, Aug. 6, in the 12600 block of Glenoaks Boulevard in Sylmar, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 3 p.m., Lopez, a security guard at the Sylmar Towne Shopping Center, was told by staff members at the nearby Food 4 Less that a man had shoplifted from the store, Los Angeles Police Det. Efren Gutierrez said.
Lopez tried to detain the man, who stabbed him, Gutierrez said. Lopez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:27 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The suspect fled to his home, which was nearby, leaving a trail of blood from the crime scene, Gutierrez said.
Santiago Madrigal, a 24-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder later that day.
A weapon has not been recovered, police said.
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Cesar Lopez, a 25-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Sunday, Aug. 6, in the 10800 block of Kalmia Street in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
At 3:10 a.m., Lopez was sitting in a dark-blue sedan with three others when he saw a woman nearby, Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido said.
Police said that Lopez tried to hit on the woman before a dark-colored sedan pulled up and another man got out.
Lopez got out of his car, and he and the man got into an argument. Lopez was stabbed during the skirmish.
The assailant, a Latino, fled, and police are looking to identify him.
Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:30 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
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Javier Bueno, a 46-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Friday, Aug. 4, in the 1700 block of East Mission Boulevard in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10:30 p.m., Pomona police responded to call about a man lying in the street, according to Sgt. Brian Hagerty. Officers found Bueno with multiple stab wounds. He died at the scene at 10:46 p.m., on his 46th birthday, according to coroner’s records.
Detectives believe Bueno may have been stabbed by transients in a nearby lot of shipping containers and then stumbled into the street, Hagerty said.
Investigators are following up with witnesses and looking for surveillance video of the scene.
Pomona police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call the department at (909) 620-2085. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Juan Apollo Matthews, a 40-year-old black man, died Thursday, Aug. 3, after being stabbed in the 44700 block of Division Street in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Windrose Apartments about 12:45 a.m. regarding an assault with a deadly weapon, according to a department news release. Matthews was found lying near the apartments’ carport, sheriff's Lt. Rodney Moore said.
The Lancaster resident was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:58 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators don’t know how long Matthews had been lying on the ground before he was discovered, Moore said.
Family members told Fox 11 News that Matthews was a father of seven, and he had been visiting extended family at the time of his death.
A few people were detained for questioning as possible ...
Tae Kyung Sung, a 31-year-old Korean man, was fatally stabbed Sunday, July 30, in the 1100 block of South Menlo Avenue in Pico-Union, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5 a.m., Los Angeles police officers were called to an apartment and found Mison Yoo, a 26-year-old Asian woman, walking around inside, said LAPD Lt. John Radtke.
Officers found Yoo covered in blood and Sung in a back room suffering from stab wounds, police said.
Sung was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:20 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police said that Yoo was intoxicated at the time of the killing, but she gave a statement to police.
Yoo said she had had domestic violence problems with Sung in the past, but police said there were no reports on file.
Yoo was charged Aug. 1 with one count of murder, according to the Los Angeles County ...
Alice Pritchard, a 93-year-old white woman, was fatally stabbed on Monday, July 24, in the 3100 block of East Artesia Boulevard in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Long Beach police responded to a call about 3:15 p.m. about a stabbing at an assisted living facility, according to a news release. They discovered a woman with a stab wound to her chest. Pritchard was pronounced dead at 3:47 p.m., according to coroner's records.
Officers arrested Linda Womack, Pritchard’s roommate, at the scene. The motive for the stabbing is unknown.
Womack, 65, was booked on suspicion of murder and is scheduled to go to court Aug. 16 for an arraignment hearing.
Anyone with information can call Long Beach police at (562) 570-7244. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Josue Salvador Pedraza Antunez, a 28-year-old Latino, was pronounced dead on Saturday, July 8, after his body was found near Frenchmans Flat Campground in the 38000 block of Golden State Highway in Castaic, according to authorities.
Pedraza Antunez lived in Newhall, where he had worked washing dishes and washing cars, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
He went to the campground that day with a couple of other people, Sgt. Domenick Recchia said. The day was hot, and Piru Creek, which runs near the campground, is a popular place for people to play, he said.
What happened after he arrived is unclear, Corina said. Around 5:35 p.m., people walking along the creek discovered Pedraza Antunez’s body half-submerged in the water. When paramedics arrived, they discovered he had been stabbed multiple times, according to coroner’s records.
Pedraza Antunez was ...