Daniel Guzman Gurrola, a 41-year-old Latino, died after he was shot Sunday, Aug. 30, in the 8700 block of Woodman Avenue in Arleta, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11:15 p.m., Gurrola was standing outside an Internet café when several people approached him, said LAPD Det. Juan Santa. Gurrola got into an argument with the group, and one of the men pulled out a gun and shot him, Santa said. The men then fled in a vehicle.
It’s unknown how many people were involved in the argument, but police said it is at least two.
Gurrola was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:50 p.m. An autopsy found the Gurrola died from blunt force and gunshot wounds.
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Edgar Adolfo Barrientos, a 37-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Sunday, Dec. 21, near Beachy Avenue and Tonopah Street in Arleta, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 4 a.m., people in the area reported a disturbance, said Lt. Paul Vernon of the Los Angeles Police Department.
“One description was that someone was doing doughnuts in the street, screeching tires,” Vernon said. “But no one called police right away.”
Two residents went out to investigate and discovered another neighbor riding in the car with the two other men, police said.
When the residents confronted the car’s occupants, the driver began stabbing Barrientos with a knife while the other two people in the car assisted in the attack, police said.
Barrientos was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:40 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
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Richard Eduardo Ruiz, a 22-year-old Latino, was fatally wounded Saturday, July 13, in the 13000 block of Branford Street on the border of Arleta, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.
Ruiz was driving a red Kia just after 3 p.m. under the 5 Freeway on Branford Avenue when a single shot came from the male driver of a gray Dodge Challenger as it passed on the right, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release.
Ruiz, of North Hollywood, was taken to a hospital where he died at 4:55 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Two other people in Ruiz’s vehicle were not injured.
The gunman is described as a green-eyed Latino in his early 20s, according to a release from the Los Angeles Police Department.
The Dodge Challenger is an RT model with custom rims, according to the release.
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Nestor Porfilio Hernandez, a 34-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Monday, July 8, in the 8900 block of Woodman Avenue in Panorama City, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.
Hernandez was believed to have been closing his shop, which he had owned since February, his wife told authorities. According to witnesses, Hernandez was confronted by a man on the sidewalk in front of the store about 8:40 p.m., LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said.
Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information can contact LAPD’s Mission homicide detectives at (818) 838-9948. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Marco Hernandez, a 31-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Sunday, Dec. 19, in the 9100 block of Canterbury Avenue in Arleta, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
After a three-hour standoff at a Long Beach hotel, Antonio Meza, a 58-year-old Latino, was arrested Monday in connection with Hernandez's death.
Meza barricaded himself inside a room at the Luxury Inn as police evacuated part of the hotel and negotiated with him to come out peacefully, said Officer Sara Faden of the Los Angeles Police Department. He surrendered about 9:20 a.m. after SWAT officers fired less-than-lethal rounds at him.
He is suspected of killing a Hernandez, a relative, about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, officials said.
Meza was being held in lieu of $1-million bail, according to county jail records.
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Photo: Antonio Meza is taken into custody after a standoff with police.
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Edgar Serrato, a 31-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, June 14, in the 13500 block of Wingo Avenue in Arleta, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Officers responded to reports of gunfire and a person on the ground about 8:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said.
When police arrived, they found Serrato suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, said Officer Karen Rayner.
She said that no suspects had been apprehended.
The shooting appeared to be gang-related, police said.
No additional details were available.
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Diego Frausto, a 21-year-old Latino, died Thursday, May 27, a day after he was shot in the 8900 block of Greenbush Avenue in Arleta, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Frausto was at a residence about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when he got into an altercation and was shot, said LAPD Det. Gene Parshall of the Mission Division.
Authorities were called and Frausto was taken by paramedics to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, where he died at 4:52 a.m. Thursday, according to coroner's records.
Witnesses to the altercation described the shooter as a Latino, 19 to 22-years old, Parshall said.
Parshall said with the investigation pending he was unable to provide additional details.
Anyone with information about Frausto's death is asked to contact Parshall at (818) 838-9954. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
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Lupe Fernandez, a 29-year-old Latina, was beaten and strangled and died Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the 8900 block of Woodman Avenue in Panorama City, authorities said.
Fernandez's boyfriend Louie Mendoza, a 33-year-old Latino, was arrested in connection with the killing. He was arrested Jan. 14 after a standoff with police and SWAT team members at a house in the 14800 block of Cobalt Street in Sylmar, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Fernandez, of San Fernando, died from apparent blunt trauma at Painful Pleasures Tattoo sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, investigators said.
Her body was taken to the Cobalt Street house, where it was found inside a plastic trash can in a garage, police said.
Mendoza was taken into custody without incident at the house, police said.
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Eusebia Rojas, an 85-year-old Latina, died on Friday, March 20, 2009, after she was assaulted during a home invasion in the 13600 block of Chase Street in Arleta, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
On March 10, Rojas saw a man in her back yard and asked him to leave. He came back and knocked on her door about 20 minutes later. When she answered, he hit her and carried her to the master bedroom, then ransacked her home.
He stole some of her belongings, and attacked her again before he left her house.
Rojas was hospitalized in critical condition for several days and was placed on life support.
The suspect is described by police as a tall, heavyset 40-year-old, male Latino with black hair and a mustache. He was wearing a gray hat and red jacket.
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Mario Andrade, a 47-year-old Latino, was shot in the back and died on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in the 14000 block of Pierce Street in Panorama City, police said.
Juan Carlos Estrada of Arleta is accused of shooting Andrade, who tried to steal his car. Police arrested Estrada and are searching for a second suspect in the botched heist, authorities said.
Andrade and another man apparently tried to steal Estrada's vehicle early Monday, and Estrada confronted them, according to investigators.
The two men attempted to flee in their red 1991 Nissan Stanza. Estrada shot at the car, hitting Andrade in the head, police said.
The driver of the Nissan took Andrade to Mission Community Hospital, where he alerted hospital staff that the passenger in his vehicle had been shot.
The unidentified man then ran off shortly after hospital staff took Andrade into the emergency room, police said. Andrade was ...
Saul Soriano, a 41-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Jan. 1, 2009, by three Los Angeles Police Department officers at a home in the 14100 block of Terra Bella Street in Arleta.
Police arrived at the residence in response to a 911 call saying that Soriano was firing shots in the air and threatening his family during a New Year’s Eve party. Responding officers surrounded the property and evacuated everyone before searching for Soriano.
Officers encountered Soriano, who was armed, in the crawl space above the detached converted garage. The shooting ended a nearly two-hour search. The incident is under investigation.
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