Clotee Annitinette Reyes, a 19-year-old black woman, was shot and killed on Saturday, Sept. 30, in the 43000 block of 6th Street East in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Reyes and her boyfriend, Andrew James Chavez, an 18-year-old Latino, had gone to an impromptu party at a friend’s house with about 20 other people, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred.
The group got together on the spur of the moment to celebrate someone’s birthday, Alfred said.
As people were heading outside as the party ended, “some kind of argument occurred,” he said.
Moments later, a car drove up to the departing people and someone inside opened fire, he said. Reyes and Chavez were both struck by gunfire about 1:45 a.m. They were pronounced dead at the scene at 2 a.m., according to coroner's ...
Yizhu Mu, a 36-year-old Asian woman, was found dead Friday, Sept. 29, in the 16900 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Artesia, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators.
Mu had a San Gabriel address, according to Lt. Derrick Alfred, but she had been staying at the Excelsior Hotel, also known as the Artesia Inn and Suites, for at least a week.
A hotel maid discovered Mu’s body about 10:50 a.m. on the bed in the room, officials said. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 11 a.m., Alfred said.
Early reports indicated that Mu had been strangled, but investigators put a security hold on her autopsy results so an exact cause of death won’t be available until the investigation is finished, Alfred said.
“It’s definitely a homicide,” the lieutenant said. “The signs of trauma lead us to believe it wasn’t a ...
Mary Gligorov-Meeker, a 42-year-old white woman, was fatally shot Saturday, Sept. 23, in the 1500 block of East Windsor Road in Glendale, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Family members called Glendale police about 12:30 p.m. after finding the bodies of Gligorov-Meeker and her ex-husband, Brian Valentine, both of whom had been shot, Sgt. Robert William said. They were pronounced dead at the scene at 12:50 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The coroner ruled that Gligorov-Meeker was shot in the head by Valentine, 45, who then shot himself.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at (818) 548-4991. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Miranda Lauren Walton, a 26-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Sunday, Sept. 10, in the 5900 block of Pepperwood Avenue in Lakewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Residents called 911 at 3:27 p.m. to report that a woman was screaming for the police, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said.
When deputies arrived, they found Walton and her husband, Austin Wesley McQuade, inside the residence, both with gunshot wounds to the head, Alfred said. The woman screaming for help was Walton’s mother, who lived with the couple and had been away during the day, he said.
Both Walton and McQuade, a 27-year-old white man, were pronounced dead at the scene at 3:52 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Walton’s death was ruled a homicide, according to coroner’s records.
McQuade, who was in the Navy, had come ...
Katy Ann Nosic, a 27-year-old white woman, was shot and killed Monday, Sept. 4, in the 17600 block of Castleton Street in the City of Industry, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Nosic had just finished her shift at the Golden Corral restaurant, 17635 Castleton St., where she had started working three weeks earlier as a baker in training, according to a statement from the restaurant.
About 10:23 p.m., Nosic walked outside to a waiting car when another vehicle drove up and a person got out with a gun, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said. The person shot Nosic multiple times in the torso and then got back in the car and drove away in a light-colored van or SUV, Mendoza said.
Nosic, a resident of La Puente, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records ...
Jennifer Ball, a 36-year-old white woman, was found beaten to death Tuesday, Sept. 5, under the South Figueroa Street overpass, south of West Griffith Street in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A person walking early that morning saw Ball lying on the Dominguez Channel Bike Path, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
The pedestrian called 911, and paramedics pronounced Ball dead at the scene at 7:14 a.m., according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma to the head.
Investigators think Ball was homeless and was living along the channel, Mendoza said. No weapon was found, and authorities have no motive for the killing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Monica Nicole Ruiz, a 31-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Thursday, Aug. 31, in the 300 block of West D Street in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A vehicle described as a gray or silver sedan drove by a two-story apartment complex about 8:50 p.m., and a person inside the vehicle opened fire at a group of people standing out front, Los Angeles Police Officer Jeffrey Tiffin said.
A female relative of Ruiz’s was shot in the shoulder, Tiffin said.
The vehicle, which was traveling south on Island Avenue, then turned around, and within minutes, a person shot at the group again, Tiffin said.
Ruiz, who was helping her relative, was struck by gunfire. Both of the women were taken to a hospital.
Ruiz was pronounced dead at 9:35 p.m. The other woman is expected to survive her injuries.
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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.
The couple’s child was not injured, Mendoza said, and was ...