Judith Lillian Solorio, a 35-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Saturday, April 15, near Barranca Street and West Avenue 28 in Lincoln Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Solorio was walking around midnight when she was shot multiple times, Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez said.
A passerby found her and called police, Ramirez said.
Other residents told detectives they had heard several gunshots and called police.
Solorio was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:08 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Ramirez said that Solorio didn’t have a permanent residence and police are looking into why she was in the area, adding that the mother of two had grown up nearby.
Police are looking for witnesses to the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ramirez at (323) 342-8964. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Alexiz Orona, an 18-year-old Latina, died on Friday, April 14, after she was shot near the corner of South Tamarind Avenue and East Raymond Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County authorities.
There are few details available about the shooting. Orona lived in Buena Park in Orange County, but the evening she was shot, she was near her boyfriend's home on East Raymond Street, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Cotter.
Investigators first learned about the shooting when Orona was dropped off at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood about 6 p.m., shortly after she was shot, Cotter said.
“They basically pulled up to the curb, waited for the attendants to come get her and then drove away,” Cotter said. The car was described as a white compact.
Orona was pronounced dead at 6:04 p.m., according to Los Angeles ...
Christine Diane Himmel, also known as Christine McQueen, a 46-year-old white woman, died Saturday, April 8, after she was stabbed in the 18700 block of Vista Del Canon in Santa Clarita, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.
Himmel’s longtime girlfriend, Pamela Michelle Walker, called Himmel’s mother about 1 p.m. and told her she had killed her daughter, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing.
“She said, ‘Hey, I just stabbed and killed Christina. Can you get up here?’” Ewing said,
Both Himmel and Walker, who had been a couple for nearly 15 years, had a history of mental illness, Ewing said. Walker allegedly had made untrue statements before and Himmel's mother was skeptical, he said. “So she initially didn’t believe her, and she didn’t act on her request,” Ewing ...
Juana Lopez-Saldana, a 35-year-old Latina, died on Friday, April 7, after she was shot at the intersection of East Alondra Boulevard and South San Pedro Street in West Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Witnesses told investigators that Lopez-Saldana was driving a car with a man beside her about 5 p.m. when she pulled over, jumped out and ran to the back, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing.
The man, later identified as Jorge Reyes, 35, the father of their six children, got out holding a gun, Ewing said.
Reyes chased after Lopez-Saldana, shooting at her from a distance, Ewing said. When she fell, witnesses told police, he walked up to where she was lying and shot her again, Ewing said.
He then got back into the car and drove away northbound. Investigators found the car a quarter of ...
Yancy Dayanara Alachan-Cruz, a 42-year-old Latina, died on Sunday, April 2, after being shot in the 6300 block of Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
That Saturday night, Alachan-Cruz had been at the Margarita Jones nightclub at 6341 Pacific Blvd., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
She left the club in a car with three Latino friends at about 2 a.m. Sunday, heading north on Pacific. They stopped at a red light at Clarendon Avenue, and a dark-colored vehicle pulled up on the right side of their car, beside Alachan-Cruz in the front passenger seat, Jauch said.
Someone in the dark vehicle began shooting into the other car and Alachan-Cruz was struck in the head, Jauch said. The driver was struck in the right arm, and bullets grazed a back-seat passenger in the head and ...
Maria Valenzuela, an 82-year-old Latina, died on Thursday, March 30, after she was stabbed in the 37000 block of Springfield Street in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Deputies were called to Valenzuela’s home about 3:30 p.m. regarding an assault that had just occurred, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing.
En route, the deputies saw a man walking down the street, covered in blood, Ewing said. The deputies detained the man, who said he had been involved in the incident they were investigating, Ewing said.
The man, later identified as Richard Flores, 29, was Valenzuela’s grandson, Ewing said.
When investigators got to the house, they found Valenzuela and her daughter, Flores’ mother, with multiple stab wounds.
Valenzuela was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:40 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The ...
Emma G. Rodriguez-Estrada, a 23-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Thursday, March 16, in the 11600 block of South Towne Avenue in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez-Estrada left the apartment complex where she lived to meet her estranged husband, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.
Rodriguez-Estrada and the man, who was sitting in his sedan, got into an argument, and the man got out of his car, chased the woman and shot her, Garrido said.
Police suspect Andres Zambrano, a 26-year-old Latino, is responsible for the shooting, Garrido said. Zambrano fled after the shooting and has not yet been found, Garrido said. He was last seen in a white four-door Toyota Camry.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime ...
Sonia Gricelda Barahona De Jimenez, a 42-year-old Latina, died Wednesday, March 15, after she was shot in the 6800 block of Simpson Avenue in North Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
At 7:50 p.m. March 10, Jimenez went to her ex-husband’s home to pick up a child the two shared, Los Angeles Police Det. Rich Wheeler said.
The two got into an argument, and Jimenez’s ex-husband, Hector Jimenez-Garcia, a 56-year-old Latino, pulled out a gun, shot his ex-wife and then shot himself, Wheeler said.
Jimenez-Garcia died at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
Jimenez was taken to a hospital, where she died five days later, according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Valley homicide bureau at (818) 374-9550. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Dina Rebecca Enriquez, a 24-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Friday, March 10, in the 3100 block of Kenwood Avenue in Adams-Normandie, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Enriquez got into an argument with her longtime partner, who pulled out a gun and shot her in an apartment bedroom shortly before 3:30 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.
The couple’s children, 2 and 6 years old, were in the apartment when their mother was shot, Garrido said.
Enriquez was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:38 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police at the scene arrested Steven Alexis Vargas, a 26-year-old Latino, on suspicion of murder.
Vargas was charged March 14 with one count of murder, two counts of child abuse, one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of discharge of a firearm with gross ...