Jenell Gamble-Kendrick, a 73-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the 1700 block of West 60th Street in Harvard Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
About 7 p.m., Gamble-Kendrick got into an argument with her husband, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.
The fight escalated, and Gamble-Kendrick began hitting her husband with her cane, Kouri said.
Her husband, identified by police as Carven Nathaniel Kendrick, became frustrated, went into the bedroom to retrieve his shotgun, then shot his wife in their living room, a few feet away from a bouquet of red roses, Kouri said.
Kendrick then walked to a relative’s home and told the relative that he had just shot his wife. He stayed at the scene until police arrived, Kouri said.
Gamble-Kendrick was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kendrick was charged Thursday with voluntary manslaughter with the allegation ...
Deseret Antoinette Favila, a 33-year-old Latina, died Thursday, Jan. 19, after she was stabbed in the 1000 block of Griswold Avenue in San Fernando, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
San Fernando police were called to Favila’s home about 2:55 a.m., where she lived with her husband, two children and other adult family members, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Emergency crews discovered that Favila had been stabbed multiple times in her upper torso and were unable to revive her, Mendoza said. Favila was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:05 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators detained Favila’s husband, Jorge Casas, 37, for questioning and later arrested him on suspicion of murder, Mendoza said.
The Times reported that Casas is a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, who resigned in 2006 for ...
Kenia Buckner, a 31-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Monday, Jan. 16, in the 16200 block of Cornuta Avenue in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County authorities.
Buckner was home with her three children around 1:35 p.m. when her ex-boyfriend, the children’s father, walked into her apartment, said sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
“In front of their children, in their living room, he pulls out a gun and fires toward the victim multiple times, striking her at least one time in upper torso,” Mendoza said.
Buckner was pronounced dead in her living room at 1:48 p.m., Mendoza said.
Investigators are searching for the ex-boyfriend, identified as Antowan Parker, a 27-year-old black man, who was last seen running south on Cornuta after the shooting, Mendoza said.
No one else was injured, Mendoza said. Neighbors and family told KTLA-TV that the ...
Mercedes Witterman, a 69-year-old Latina, was found dead Monday, Jan. 16, in the 13600 block of Gavina Avenue in Sylmar, according to police and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 4:50 p.m., a person called police and told them a homicide had just occurred in a home, police said. It was unclear whether an armed person was still inside the home, so the SWAT Team responded and entered the home about 9 p.m. Witterman, who had been shot, was dead in the bedroom, said Los Angeles Police Det. Rich Wheeler.
Her husband, 84-year-old Rubin Witterman, was also found dead inside the house. Police believe that the man shot his wife, called 911, then shot himself.
Mercedes Witterman used a wheelchair, and her husband was her caretaker, Wheeler said.
“It was getting difficult for him to care for his wife,” he said.
Anyone with information can ...
Sinuon Pream, a 37-year-old Asian woman, was shot and killed by Long Beach police officers Sunday. Jan 15, in the 5900 block of East 7th Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11:15 a.m., Long Beach police were dispatched to a restaurant where a woman was threatening people with a knife, according to a news release.
Police officers tried to persuade Pream to surrender, but she refused and began walking toward the nearby Veterans Hospital. Officers then attempted to use a taser on Pream, but the device misfired.
Pream tried to approach the officers with the knife, and two opened fire, hitting her in the stomach and legs. Long Beach police identified the two officers as Eliser Domingo and Bradley Muhlenkamp, both of whom were hired in April 2016.
Pream was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced ...
Sulma Flores, a 36-year-old Latina, died Saturday, Jan. 14, six days after she was shot in the 17500 block of Gilmore Street in Van Nuys, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records and police.
About 3:15 a.m. on Jan. 8, police and prosecutors said, a man, later identified by authorities as 32-year-old Marcos Tulio Flores, got into an argument with his family, then shot Sulma Flores, his sister-in-law.
Marcos Flores then fled, police said. About 11 p.m. the next night, police spotted Marcos Flores, who led them on a chase in his gray Acura, prosecutors and police said.
During the chase, the driver was seen tossing items out of the car and at one point fired a gun, prosecutors said.
Eventually, Marcos Flores was stopped and arrested on the 405 Freeway in Westwood. He had to be subdued by a police dog before being taken into ...
Corin Michella Hensley, a 25-year-old black woman, was shot to death Friday, Jan. 13, in the 2200 block of Larchmont Street in Pomona, according to coroner’s records.
About 11 a.m., Pomona police responded to a call about a shooting, Sgt. Brian Hagerty said. The officers saw a sedan in a frontyard, and Hensley and Lavelle Deshawn Brown, 34, were inside with multiple gunshot wounds, Hagerty said.
Hensley was pronounced dead at 11:29 a.m., and Brown was declared dead a few minutes later, according to coroner’s records.
Hagerty said Brown was driving the vehicle near the intersection of Larchmont Street and Collingswood Drive when a dark-colored sedan pulled alongside. A gunman then opened fire, striking Hensley and Brown. As the gunman’s car sped away, Brown’s vehicle accelerated forward then stopped on a front lawn, Hagerty said.
Police are pursuing all ...
Lisa Ramirez, a 32-year-old Latina, was fatally stabbed Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the 1100 block of South Flower Street downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 3 p.m., Ramirez was working in the open-air courtyard of the Flower Street Lofts when a tenant, identified by authorities as Michael Rogers, ushered her into his unit, police said.
What exactly was said isn’t known, but minutes later Ramirez was dead of stab wounds.
Her body was found in Rogers’ apartment, authorities said, after Rogers was shot dead by Los Angeles police officers on a nearby street.
Ramirez’s mother said an investigator told her that security cameras captured Ramirez following Rogers out of the courtyard, then a few minutes later, Rogers dragging her into his apartment.
The violence stunned residents in the lofts as well as downtown's South Park neighborhood, a fast-growing, fast-gentrifying area around Staples ...
Susan Yang Garcia, a 33-year-old Asian woman, was shot to death Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the 6500 block of Knight Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 7:30 p.m., Long Beach police responded to a call about a couple who had been shot in their home, according to a news release. Officers found Garcia with a gunshot wound to the chest. She was pronounced dead at 7:48 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Her husband had been shot in the head and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, the release said. He was treated and later released.
John Kevin McVoy, 35, was arrested and on Jan. 13 was charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder.
McVoy is accused of arguing with the couple at their home before shooting the husband. Prosecutors say he then shot ...
Eloise Elizarraraz, a 34-year-old Latina, was found shot to death Saturday, Jan. 7, near Harding Street and Tripoli Avenue in Sylmar, according to police and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 9 a.m., Elizarraraz was found on a residential street inside her black BMW with a gunshot wound, said Los Angeles Police Det. Steve Castro.
A registered nurse who lives in the area found Elizarraraz's body and attempted to help, but Elizarraraz was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe Elizarraraz, who did not live in the area but had family nearby, was shot about 8:30 a.m. A nearby resident said her daughter heard a gunshot, but police said that neighbors did not call 911, according to KABC.
“We’re working on motive and potential suspects and all that,” Castro said, adding that the department looking for witnesses to the crime.
Anyone with information ...
Mabel Castillo, a 25-year-old Latina, was shot to death Saturday, Jan. 7, in the 600 block of South Evergreen Avenue in Boyle Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 4:30 p.m., Castillo, her boyfriend and her 4-year-old daughter drove to her ex-boyfriend’s home, said Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez.
Castillo and her daughter went into the ex-boyfriend’s apartment where Castillo and the man got into an argument over custody arrangements, Ramirez said.
Castillo and her daughter left the apartment, and as they were driving away, the ex-boyfriend came out of the apartment with a gun, chased them down the street and fired several shots, Ramirez said.
Castillo’s current boyfriend was wounded in the arm, and Castillo was wounded in the chest. The woman’s daughter was not injured.
Castillo was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at ...
Jessica Andrea Rocha, a 23-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Wednesday, Dec. 28, near North Avenue 56 and Monte Vista Street in Highland Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 11 a.m., a person walked up to Rocha and shot her, said Det. Martee Miyakawa with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Division.
Rocha was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:10 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police believe there may have been a short conversation between Rocha and her assailant before she was shot, but it’s unknown what was said.
Witnesses told police that two people ran away toward train tracks in the area, Miyakawa said.
The woman was a former resident of the neighborhood, Miyakawa said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Northeast Division detective’s desk at (323) 561-3421. Those who ...