Frank Dario Lopez, a 48-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy on Sunday, Dec. 10, in the 11900 block of Droxford Street in Artesia, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to the residential neighborhood shortly after 9 p.m. regarding a man in an SUV looking into parked vehicles, said Lt. Joe Mendoza. Callers said the man was driving erratically and was parking his car on the lawn of a house.
The man eventually parked his car in a vacant lot and walked into the neighborhood, Mendoza said. A deputy searching for the suspicious person found Lopez hiding behind trash cans between two houses, he said.
The deputy asked Lopez to come out, Mendoza said, “and he became uncooperative. He approached the deputy and physically attacked him. The deputy was alone at that time ...
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 ...
Carlos Jimenez, a 38-year-old Latino, was shot and killed on Thursday, Jan. 26, in the 11900 block of 167th Street in Artesia, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Jimenez had gotten home from work shortly after midnight and was outside the boarding house where he lived, sharing a beer with a friend, said Sgt. Marcelo Quintero.
Residents told investigators they heard the sound of a car driving, then the sound of gunfire. No one saw the vehicle, Quintero said, but after it passed, Jimenez and his friend had gunshot wounds.
Jimenez was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:25 a.m. He had been shot in the neck. His friend was treated at a nearby hospital for a gunshot wound to the arm, Quintero said.
Neither Jimenez nor his friend had any gang involvement, Quintero said, and investigators have no motive for the shooting ...
Angel Aurelio Soto, a 17-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, July 16, in the 18000 block of Alburtis Avenue in Artesia, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Angel's family once lived in Lynwood but moved to Moreno Valley "to get away from the violence in L.A.," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Det. Eddie Aguirre.
Angel had returned to L.A. for the weekend to visit friends and his baby daughter, Aguirre said.
Saturday night, Angel attended a party on Alburtis Avenue with about 30 other people, Aguirre said.
About 10 p.m., four Latinos between the ages of 18 and 22 crashed the party, and a fight ensued, he said. During the fight, one of the interlopers pulled out a gun and fired four shots, Aguirre said.
Angel was struck in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene at ...
Richard Arthur Tafoya, a 30-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, May 15, in the 11800 block of Ashworth Street in Artesia, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Tafoya was walking about a block from his home around 7:38 p.m. when he was shot, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina. Deputies found Tafoya lying in the driveway of a home.
Paramedics took Tafoya to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:37 p.m., with a gunshot wound to the head, according to coroner’s records.
Investigators have no information about the shooter or a motive, Corina said.
“We have no witnesses who saw the shooting,” he said. “We just got reports that gunshots were heard, and then a report about a gunshot victim."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide ...
Dawn Frances McEveety, a 19-year-old Latina, was found dead from shotgun wounds on Sunday, Nov. 29, in the 8600 block of Bradwell Avenue in the West Whittier-Los Nietos area, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Investigators were called to the scene when residents in the quiet neighborhood reported an abandoned vehicle. When deputies came to investigate about 1:10 p.m., they could smell the odor of a decomposing body inside, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman.
Deputies found a large ice chest in the rear cargo area of the car, Coleman said, and when they opened it up, they found McEveety's 5-foot-1 body inside.
McEveety was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:20 p.m. with multiple gunshot wounds, according to coroner's records.
The car, a red 1991 Toyota Celica Hatchback, was reported stolen from the Los Angeles ...
Sergio Lopez, a 29-year-old white man, was shot and killed Thursday, Sept. 12, in the 12100 block of 180th Street in Artesia, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.
Witnesses said they were in their homes when they heard four or five gunshots, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. People came outside, found Lopez in his driveway and called deputies about 1:10 a.m.
No suspects or vehicles were seen leaving the area. Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:37 a.m.
Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Department homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Timothy James Teopaco, a 19-year-old Filipino American, was shot and killed Saturday, July 27, in the 11600 block of South Street in Artesia, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Teopaco’s friends were inside a restaurant when a person walked up to one of the men in the group and started an argument, said Det. Brandt House with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
A friend called Teopaco by phone to ask for help, and when Teopaco arrived shortly after 1 a.m., the gunman and others were leaving the parking lot, House said in an email.
As the group was driving away, a person inside the car shot Teopaco. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Sheriff’s detectives have identified the man suspected of shooting Teopaco as Boren Lay, 19, who is ...
Serafin Garcia, a 60-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Thursday, Aug. 2, in the 11900 block of Arkansas Street in Artesia, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Authorities were called to the scene about 1:50 a.m., according to the Sheriff's Department. Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene.
Garcia’s preliminary coroner report shows he sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.
No information was immediately available about the victim or the circumstances surrounding his death, said Deputy Peter Gomez. No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with additional details about the shooting is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Jonathan Joseph Muse, a 17-year-old white youth, was fatally shot while riding his bicycle on Pioneer Boulevard at the 91 Freeway underpass in Artesia about 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. The teen was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. More on the Artesia shooting.
Anyone with information can call detectives from the L.A. County Sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Callers can remain anonymous.
Humberto Campos, 22, a Latino man, was shot during a dispute in the 11800 block of Arkansas Street in Artesia about 2 p.m. Monday, July 14. Campos was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Campos was standing on the sidewalk when he was approached by a Latino man. The two men began to argue, then the Latino man pulled out a gun and shot Campos several times.