Socorro Senen Munoz, a 28-year-old Latina, was stabbed to death Monday, Feb. 6, in the 16300 block of Doublegrove Street in Valinda, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Munoz was found unconscious inside her home about 8:34 p.m. after a neighbor noticed that her front door was open, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
The neighbor called 911, but paramedics were unable to revive Munoz. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:53 p.m. She had multiple stab wounds and blunt force injuries, according to coroner’s records.
Investigators learned that Munoz was married, “but her husband was nowhere to be seen,” Mendoza said. Deputies found her husband, Ricky Ramos, standing near his parked car in the 15500 block of Amar Road, about 3 miles east of his residence.
Ramos, a 32-year-old Latino, was arrested and ...
Christopher Ray Woods, a 23-year-old black man, was fatally shot Sunday, Feb. 12, in the 1100 block of East 10th Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
At about 3:30 a.m., Long Beach police were dispatched to a call about gunshots, according to a news release. They found Woods in a vehicle with gunshot wounds to the chest.
He was pronounced dead at 3:41 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information can call Long Beach police at (562) 570-7244. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Dereck Martinez, a 33-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, Feb. 13, in the 9300 block of Clovis Avenue in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 10 p.m., a group of people were hanging out in the frontyard of a home when an argument broke out, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.
A man left, came back and opened fire into the group, striking Martinez, Kouri said. Martinez was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
The gunman then fled in a black Corvette. Based on a vehicle description, a man was quickly apprehended and arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police identified the suspect as Raymond Alcala, a 34-year-old Latino. Alcala has been charged with one count of murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Los Angeles ...
Gabriel Medina Mora, a 44-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Feb. 9, in the 2000 block of Bay Street downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Mora was inside a light-colored Dodge Charger about 5:30 p.m. when he got into an argument with a person who occasionally worked for him at a produce business, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dan Gersna.
The other man, who was not inside the car, pulled out a gun and shot Mora, Gersna said. Police declined to say where the gunman was standing when he shot Mora.
Coroner’s records show that Mora crashed his vehicle after being shot and was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m. at the scene.
The gunman fled and has not yet been found.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD Newton Division detectives at (323) 846-6556. Those who wish to remain anonymous ...
Gerardo Martin Vasquez, a 52-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by California Highway Patrol officers on Monday, Feb. 6, in the 3300 block of Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
CHP officers were called to the eastbound 10 Freeway near the Centinela Avenue exit about 12:20 a.m. regarding a man running on the freeway, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
The officers spotted a man -- later identified as Vasquez -- running near the center divider with a knife in his hand, Mendoza said. “It was like a folding knife in an open position, so all you could see was the blade,” he said.
The CHP halted traffic on the freeway, and Vasquez ran onto the embankment to Pico Boulevard, returned to the freeway and then ran back up on Pico to a walkway between two commercial buildings ...
Miguel Lizarraga, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed on Monday, Feb. 6, in the 12900 block of Athol Street in Baldwin Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Lizarraga was walking near his home with two acquaintances about 9:46 p.m., when a dark sedan drove up and stopped beside them, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Two men got out of the car and asked Lizarraga about his gang affiliation, Mendoza said.
Lizarraga’s companions ran in separate directions, Mendoza said, but Lizarraga was shot multiple times in the upper torso. The two shooters got back into the car and drove away.
One of Lizarraga's companions returned to the scene, Mendoza said.
Lizarraga was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:55 p.m.
The Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau is investigating the shooting for the ...
Kevin Baquedano, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 5, in the 8700 block of Guthrie Avenue in Mid-City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5:15 p.m., Baquedano and a 23-year-old man were standing on a sidewalk when a person walked up and began shooting, said Los Angeles Police Det. Sean Kinchla.
Baquedano and the other man were taken to a hospital, where Baquedano was pronounced dead. The other man is expected to survive.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Jose Cumplido, a 35-year-old Latino, was shot and killed on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the 200 block of Nicobar Avenue in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Cumplido lived in an apartment with two other men in an industrial building that also houses a body shop, said L.A. County Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Martindale. He had been living in the area for about three months and worked for the landlord in a landscaping business, Martindale said.
Early on Feb. 2, one of Cumplido’s roommates, Mario Jose Estrada, a 24-year-old mechanic for an aerospace company, called his brother and said he had killed Cumplido, Martindale said.
"He supposedly said something to the effect of, ‘I had to do it,’" Martindale said. “But we don’t know if that statement is self-serving or credible.”
Estrada’s brother and mother went to his home and urged ...
Maurice McKinzy, a 45-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the 7500 block of South Main Street in Florence, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10:30 p.m., McKinzy had just finished visiting friends in the area and was walking to his car when he was approached by at least one person, said Los Angeles Police Det. Eric Crosson.
The person opened fire, striking McKinzy, Crosson said.
McKinzy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:54 p.m, according to coroner’s records.
Police believe the shooter was accompanied by other people, but at this point it looks like only one person opened fire.
Detectives are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting. McKinzy was not a gang member, Crosson said.
KTLA-TV reported that McKinzy was a traffic officer at LAX. His family ...