Justin Lee Fernandez, a 29-year-old Latino, died Sunday, July 10, in the 900 block of San Bernardino Avenue in Pomona, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
About 5:30 p.m., Pomona police received a call about a stabbing victim in an alley, according to Lt. Hector Rodriguez. When officers arrived, they found two men, including Fernandez, who had been stabbed. Both were taken to a hospital, Rodriguez said.
Fernandez was pronounced dead at 5:39 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The other person who was stabbed, an 18-year-old, survived, Rodriguez said.
Detectives are investigating the case and are awaiting analysis of evidence from the scene, Rodriguez said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Pomona police at (909) 620-2085. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Na Li, a 37-year-old Asian woman, was stabbed to death Monday, July 4, in the 16400 block of Lakewood Boulevard in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner records.
Li was stabbed in the chest about 12:23 p.m. by a man with bushy hair in the hallway outside her room at the Bellflower Travel Inn, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide Det. Phil Martinez.
The stabbing was recorded by surveillance cameras, but the quality was so poor that investigators can’t make out many details about the attacker, said Martinez.
The assailant fled down a stairwell into the parking lot. The video showed Li walking briefly back into her room, and then she followed her attacker outside, collapsing on the stairs, Martinez said.
She was taken to the hospital but pronounced dead during emergency surgery at 8:53 p.m., according to coroner’s ...
Sylvester Darell Barker, a 48-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, July 3, in the 7600 block of Compton Avenue in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Barker was walking home from the store about 7 p.m., heading south on Compton Avenue, when he was approached by two Latino adults, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
It’s not known if the men exchanged words, Mendoza said, but witnesses said that the three men began to fight and that Barker was stabbed.
The assailants ran away heading west on 76th Street, Mendoza said. Barker crossed the street, walked a short distance and collapsed not far from his home.
Barker was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Vincent Mike Zaragoza, a 59-year-old Latino, was stabbed to death Thursday, June 30, in the 11800 block of Atlantic Avenue in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
According to witnesses, Zaragoza, who is homeless, got into an argument with two Latino men at Yvonne Burke-John D. Ham Park around 4 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Eddie Hernandez said.
The argument turned into a physical fight, the witnesses told investigators, and the two men began stabbing Zaragoza. One of the men walked away from the fight, Hernandez said, but the other continued to struggle with Zaragoza.
During the fight, Zaragoza forced the knife into one man's stomach, witnesses told investigators. Zaragoza then collapsed on the ground, and the man who had been stabbed left the park, witnesses said.
Zaragoza was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5 ...
Dennis Joseph Cauterucci, a 60-year-old white man, was found dead Wednesday, June 22 in the 1800 block of South Cochran Avenue in Mid-City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9:30 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division responded to a welfare check and found Cauterucci in a room in his condo with stab wounds, said LAPD Lt. John Radtke.
Coroner’s officials said that Cauterucci was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:13 p.m.
Radtke said that neighbors were concerned after they hadn’t seen Cauterucci walking his dog, so they called police. So far, police believe some sort of dispute occurred.
“People in the area did hear arguing,” Radtke said.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Bureau homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 ...
Chad Daniel Sabal, a 38-year-old black man, was fatally stabbed Saturday, June 11, in the 2100 block of East 115th Street in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after noon, Sabal got into an argument, which turned physical, with his brother, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri. The brother ended up stabbing Sabal, Kouri said.
Sabal was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:38 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Sabal's brother, Steven Tolliver, a 49-year-old black man, was taken into custody, and has been charged with one count of murder. A spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office said that Tolliver pleaded not guilty June 14.
Tolliver is due back in court June 28 in Department D of the Compton courthouse. Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5111. Those ...
Arthur Richard Flores, a 40-year-old Latino, died Sunday, June 5, after he was stabbed in the 11200 block of Telegraph Road in Santa Fe Springs, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
About 5:30 a.m., Whittier police responded to a “man down” call in a riverbed near Telegraph Road, said Officer John Scoggins with the Whittier Police Department. Upon arriving, officers found Flores, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:28 a.m., according to coroner's records
Scoggins said they have not arrested a suspect and are pursuing all leads.
Anyone with information is asked to call Whittier police at (562) 945-8266. Anonymous tippers can call (562) 567-9299.
FOR THE RECORD: A previous version of this post identified Flores as white, based off coroner's records. A family member confirmed that Flores ...
Luis Enrique Barba, a 46-year-old Latino, died Wednesday, June 1, after he was stabbed in the 5000 block of West 111th Place in Lennox, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Barba was in his home with two friends about 7:40 p.m. when the men got into a disagreement, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch said.
The youngest of the three, Ary Mizraim Lopez-Gonzalez, a 24-year-old Latino from Lennox, allegedly stabbed Barba and the other man, a 61-year-old Latino, and then ran out of the house, Jauch said.
Investigators believe they found the knife used in the stabbings later that evening, in the frontyard outside Barba’s home, Jauch said.
Barba was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:53 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The other man was taken to a hospital and is ...
Connie Annadell Cajulis, a 53-year-old white woman, was fatally stabbed Tuesday, May 24, in the 7100 block of Shadow Ridge Court in West Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Cajulis’ husband came home about 5 p.m. and found her stabbed to death, said LAPD Det. Rich Wheeler. The couple’s SUV was also missing.
About an hour earlier, authorities had responded to an accident with a vehicle that matched the description of Cajulis’ vehicle.
Police said a 16-year-old who was living with the family stole the vehicle then crashed it nearby. Steven Paul Main has been charged as an adult.
The 16-year-old had some difficulties, and Cajulis' family had allowed him to stay with them for a few months.
Main pleaded not guilty to a murder charge May 26 and is due back in court June 24, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s ...
Margarita Valdez Castro, a 68-year-old Latina, was fatally shot on Sunday, May 22, in the 1100 block of Locust Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
About 12:50 p.m., Long Beach police were called to assist fire officials at a residence where someone had died, according to a police news release. Officers found a woman, later identified as Castro, with a stab wound to the chest, said police spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.
She was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:56 p.m., according to coroner's records.
Detectives arrested Luis Antonio Jimenezmolina, 32, on suspicion of murder, Arrona said. The motive for the stabbing was unknown, police said.
Jose Guadalupe Diaz, a 35-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Tuesday, May 3, in the 4100 block of East Valley Boulevard in Boyle Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11:15 a.m., Diaz stopped his black Honda Civic on East Valley Boulevard and got out of the car, said LAPD Det. Jose Ramirez. He was involved in an argument with a man on a bicycle, then got back into his car. The man approached with a knife in his hand and stabbed Diaz in the chest through the driver’s side door, Ramirez said.
The assailant fled on the bicycle, Ramirez said.
Diaz was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:40 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Manuel Castaneda, a 31-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder later that night, Ramirez said. Castaneda was spotted about a block away ...
Maliaya Tademy, a 2-year-old black girl, was fatally stabbed Monday, May 2, in the 3500 block of Arlington Avenue in Jefferson Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 10 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of a battery at a home and found Ebony Epps, 22, and her daughter, Maliaya, inside with multiple stab wounds, police said.
Both were taken to a hospital, where the child was pronounced dead.
Epps, who is pregnant, remains hospitalized. The unborn child is expected to survive.
The suspect in the stabbing, Lataz Gray, a 22-year-old black man, had been dating Epps for about six months. Gray moved into the home about a month ago, and is not Maliaya's father, police told The Times.
After the stabbing, Gray was treated at a hospital for a cut for his hand.
At some point, he was ...
Leroy Swanigan Jr., a 60-year-old black male, died Thursday, April 28, after he was stabbed at the corner of East Compton Boulevard and South Castlegate Avenue in East Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
L.A. County Sheriff's Department deputies were called to the scene about 4:17 p.m. after the department received multiple calls about a man who had been stabbed in the retail area, said Lt. Steve Jauch.
Paramedics found Swanigan lying on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds in his abdomen, Jauch said. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:49 p.m., according to coroner's records.
Witnesses told investigators that Swanigan was stabbed by a black man, who fled east on East Compton Boulevard out of view, Jauch said.
Investigators don't know why Swanigan was at the intersection ...