Tatiana Alexandra Howard, a 48-year-old white woman, was shot and killed Sunday, Aug. 14, in the 100 block of Palos Verdes Boulevard in Redondo Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Howard, of San Bruno, Calif., was visiting her father, Robert Howard, 78, when the two got into a "family disagreement" around 9:15 p.m., said Torrance police spokesman Sgt. Paul Kranke
A niece and a cousin who were in the home at the time told investigators that the father pulled out a handgun and shot his daughter, Kranke said.
The other family members ran out of the apartment, Kranke said, and the niece ran to a neighbor who called the police.
When officers arrived, they saw Robert Howard standing outside, Kranke said. When he saw the officers, he went back inside his apartment and the officers heard another shot from inside.
As a ...
Elena Lillian "Lily" Moore, a 16-year-old Latina, was stabbed to death Friday, Aug. 12, in the 9800 block of Shade Lane in Pico Rivera, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Elena was in her downstairs bedroom about 3:15 a.m. when she was stabbed repeatedly by someone who then ran out of the house, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The girl screamed and staggered into her mother’s bedroom, where she collapsed, according to the release. Her mother called 911, but Elena was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple stab wounds at 3:38 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Elena mentioned the name of her former boyfriend before she died, causing investigators to name him as a suspect in the case.
The 17-old-year was arrested on suspicion of murder four days later, under ...
Tiffani Nicole Doxy, a 33-year-old black woman, was found shot to death Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the 7900 block of South Van Ness Avenue in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
At 5:46 a.m., patrol officers from the Inglewood Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area and found Doxy in the car with “at least one gunshot wound,” according to a news release from the department. Doxy was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:06 a.m., according to coroner’s records. Photographs of the scene showed that Doxy was found in a silver Volvo.
KTLA reported that Doxy was found in the driver’s seat of the car. Tiiesha Lane, of Gardena, said the Volvo belongs to her and was stolen two weeks ago from outside a convenience store.
Police did not say why Doxy was in ...
Jennabel Anaya, a 4-year-old Latina, died Sunday, Aug. 7, after she was shot in the intersection of East 9th Street and Locust Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The girl was walking home from the grocery store with her mother and father, Luis Anaya, on Aug. 6, when a man approached the family about 10:20 p.m. and began shooting, according to Long Beach Police Sgt. Robert Woods.
Mancera, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:27 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Jennabel was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 7, according to coroner’s records ...
Carina Mancera, a 26-year-old Latina, died Saturday, Aug. 6, after she was shot in the intersection of East 9th Street and Locust Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
City and county authorities announced Friday that they will offer a $40,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed Mancera and her 4-year-old daughter, Jennabel Anaya.
Mancera was walking home from the grocery store with her boyfriend, Luis Anaya, and their daughter, Jennabel on Aug. 6, when a man approached the family about 10:20 p.m. and began shooting, according to Long Beach Police Sgt. Robert Woods.
Moments later, Mancera was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:27 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Jennabel was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 7 ...
Jennifer Ann Dickerson, a 31-year-old black woman, was fatally shot Friday, July 29, in the 1300 block of West Pacific Coast Highway in Harbor City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 1:50 p.m., at least five people were working at a barbecue stand in a Pep Boys parking lot when a person walked up and began shooting, Los Angeles police Officer George Romulo said.
Dickerson and a 34-year-old man were struck by the gunfire, Romulo said. Police are reviewing surveillance footage in the area.
The suspect has been described as a black man who was wearing some sort of mask or bandanna around his face, Romulo said.
Dickerson was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at 3 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police are still trying to determine a motive, but said Dickerson was not the intended target.
Dickerson, a ...
Vantha Tho, a 35-year-old Asian woman, was shot and killed Thursday, July 28, in the 100 block of Herondo Street in Hermosa Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Tho, a hair stylist and former Miss Cambodia America 1998, was sleeping in the room she rented just two blocks from the beach when her former boyfriend snuck into her room about 6:27 a.m. and began shooting, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Rosson.
“According to witnesses, there was no argument, just one scream and then the shots,” Rosson said.
Tho was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:49 a.m. with gunshot wounds to the head, according to coroner’s records.
Her estranged boyfriend, Angel Marquez, a 32-year-old Latino who lived in Los Angeles, shot himself immediately afterwards and was also pronounced dead at the scene, according to coroner ...
Nancy Ann Wright, an 85-year-old white woman, was found dead Wednesday, July 27, in the 1000 block of Palms Boulevard in Venice, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 7:30 a.m., a construction worker looked into a home’s backyard and saw a man hanging from a tree, said LAPD Det. Tyler Adams.
The man, identified as Charles Wright, an 83-year-old white man, also had a gunshot wound to the head, according to coroner’s records.
After discovering the man, police found Nancy Wright in a bedroom in the home with gunshot wounds. Nancy Wright was pronounced dead at 7:31 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
Police believe that Charles Wright killed Nancy Wright, then hanged himself from a tree and shot himself.
Nancy Wright may have been suffering from dementia and having a difficult time with “day-to-day” activities, Adams ...
Deborah Gutierrez, a 34-year-old Latina, died Saturday, July 23, after she was shot at the corner of North San Antonio Avenue and East 1st Street in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Gutierrez had spent the evening with her boyfriend, the father of her two children, and were driving home when they stopped for a red light on San Antonio Avenue at 1st Street about 3:30 a.m., said Anthony Catanese, a Pomona homicide detective.
A dark-colored 2000 Cadillac DTS pulled up on the passenger side of their vehicle, he said, and the driver of the Cadillac reached out of his window and began shooting. The driver was grazed by bullets, and Gutierrez, in the passenger seat, was struck multiple times.
The gunman, who appeared to be alone in the car, drove away south on San Antonio Avenue, and Gutierrez's boyfriend gave chase ...
Paula Barrajan Montoya, a 64-year-old Latina, was pronounced dead Thursday, July 21, after she was strangled in the 6600 block of Pine Avenue in Bell, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Her granddaughter, Sarah Montoya, 24, is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 25 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Norwalk Courthouse.
Bell police went to check on Paula Montoya around 7:30 a.m. at the request of her son, who lives out of state, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Rosson. The son said he usually spoke to his mother daily, but he hadn't heard from her for several days.
When officers entered the house, they found Montoya’s body in the bathroom, wrapped in blankets and clear plastic, Rosson said. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:40 a.m., according to coroner’s records. ...