Alexander Alfredo Morales, a 47-year-old Latino, was pronounced dead on Tuesday, March 7, after he was shot in the wash of the San Gabriel River near the corner of Sierra Madre and Todd avenues in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The Azusa Police Department got an anonymous phone call that afternoon about a dead person in the wash, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing.
Officers talked to a man who lived in one of the homeless encampments in the riverbed and knew the location of the body, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing.
Morales was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:30 p.m., according to coroner’s records, which listed the cause of death as gunshot wounds to the chest.
Ewing said investigators believe he was shot three to five days before his body was found ...
Eric David Anderson, a 48-year-old white man, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, after he was shot by a police officer near Ranch Road, in the 200 block of Windsong Court in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Azusa police were called after residents reported hearing gunshots about 11 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Moments later, the police department also received a call from a woman saying her husband — later identified as Anderson — had a gun and was behaving erratically, Mendoza said.
When officers arrived, Anderson’s wife met them on Ranch Road, just a few steps from the end of Windsong Court, a small street in the condominium complex where the couple lived.
As she spoke with the officers, Anderson stepped onto Ranch Road, The Times reported. An officer ordered him to surrender, but Anderson pointed ...