Danah Rojo Rivas, a 16-year-old Latina, was shot and killed on Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the 12600 block of Long Beach Boulevard in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A $30,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman who fired at another car, missed, and struck Danah instead, as the Gardena High School junior was returning home from church with her family.
Danah was sitting in the back seat of her family’s car, holding their pet poodle, when her mother, the driver, stopped for a red light near the corner of Euclid Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard about 9:34 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Marcelo Quintero. Her 18-year-old brother was sitting in the front passenger seat.
Unbeknownst to the family, a car behind them was trying to escape from ...
Greta Kurian, a 22-year-old white woman, was fatally shot Monday, Nov. 21, in the 100 block of Park Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Officers were called about 10 p.m. to a possible domestic violence incident at a condo in the 1000 block of Park Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
The condo’s door was ajar, and inside officers found Kyle Kurian, 25, and his wife, Greta Kurian, 22, with gunshot wounds in their upper torsos, police said.
Greta Kurian was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, a South Gate police officer, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His death was ruled a suicide, according to coroner’s records
Police said Kyle Kurian killed his wife before shooting himself, but the case is under investigation by homicide detectives. Investigators recovered a handgun inside the ...
Michelle Lee Shirley, a 39-year-old black woman, was shot to death by a Torrance police officer Monday, Oct. 31, near the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Cabrillo Avenue in Torrance, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
About 2:28 p.m., Torrance officers received a multiple calls about a reckless driver, according to a news release. Callers said a Ford Fusion,had collision damage and that the side airbags had deployed, the release said.
Once police spotted the car, officers boxed it in, according the news release. As the driver tried to get away, officers opened fire on the car, striking the driver, who was later identified as Shirley, the release said.
Shirley, of San Diego, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m., according to coroner's records.
The shooting is being investigated under the direction of ...
Ruby Vasquez, a 3-year-old Latina, was fatally stabbed Monday, Oct. 31, in the 800 block of McGarry Street in downtown L.A., according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5 p.m., the child, who was at a garment factory where her parents work, went to give her father a cookie, according to Los Angeles County prosecutors.
Ruby was seen running with a man close behind who stabbed the child, police and prosecutors said.
The child’s mother flagged down an ambulance, said Los Angeles Police Capt. Jorge Rodriguez. Ruby was taken to a hospital where she died.
Witnesses told police that man accused of being the attacker -- authorities identified Ricardo Augusto Utuy, a 34-year-old Latino, as the suspect in the killing -- would sometimes talk and laugh to himself, Rodriguez said.
“He would do certain things that would lead them to believe he was not all there,” Rodriguez ...
Mariana Teresa Resendiz, a 20-year-old Latina, was fatally shot Monday, Oct. 24, in the 4100 block of South Avalon Boulevard in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10:30 p.m., Resendiz was standing in the area when someone walked up and shot her, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dan Gersna.
Resendiz was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Gersna declined to release a suspect description.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD Newton Division homicide detectives at (323) 846-6556. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Rosario Torres, a 1-year-old Latina, was stabbed to death Friday, Oct. 21, in the 13100 block of Van Owen in North Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11 a.m., Noe Torres, a 48-year-old Latino, stabbed his daughter in front of family members inside their apartment, said Los Angeles Police Capt. Stephen Carmona.
Torres then set a small fire, stabbed himself and jumped out a back window. When police arrived, a kitchen knife was still in his body.
Torres, who also had a knife in his waistband, refused to comply with officer’s commands, Carmona said.
Police subdued Torres with a Taser and beanbag rounds, Carmona said.
The girl was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Torres was charged Oct. 25 with one count of murder, one count of assault on a child causing death and one count of arson, according to a ...
Meredith Ruth Dickson, a 24-year-old white woman, was found dead Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the 11600 block of Valerio Street in Sun Valley, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A neighbor of Dickson’s noticed that the woman and her boyfriend hadn’t been seen recently and spotted an excess of flies inside the second-story apartment so he called the building manager, who called police, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Peteque.
Police went inside the apartment and found Dickson, who had been shot to death, and her boyfriend, a 25-year-old man, on the bed with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Dickson was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:15 p.m., according to coroner’s records, and her death was ruled a homicide.
Police believe that the man shot Dickson, then shot himself. The two were inside the apartment for several weeks before they were discovered Peteque ...
Aniyah Shaneath Richards, a 28-year-old black woman, was fatally shot Monday, Oct. 10, near the intersection of North Mountain View and East Holt Avenue in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
At about 2:30 a.m., Pomona police received a call about shots fired in the area, according to a news release. Upon arriving, they found Richards with several gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are looking for witnesses and following all leads.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Pomona Police Department at (909) 622-1241 or (909) 620-2085. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.