Redel Kentel Jones, a 30-year-old black woman, was killed by police Wednesday, Aug. 12, in the 4100 block of Marlton Avenue in the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s office records.
The incident began about 1:40 p.m. when Los Angeles police received a call about a pharmacy robbery in the 3700 block of Santa Rosalia Drive, LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar told The Times.
Employees at the pharmacy said the robber was a woman who was carrying a large knife, Aguilar said. The woman allegedly handed a note to a cashier, demanding money, and then left the pharmacy with a cash-filled envelope.
Officers began searching the area and found a woman matching the description about 20 minutes later in an alley near Marlton Avenue and Santo Tomas Drive, Aguilar said.
When the officers tried to detain the woman ...
Desirae L. Jenkins, a 28-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Monday, Aug. 3, in the 3800 block of Potomac Avenue in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 5 a.m., police responded to a 911 call and found Jenkins and a 68-year-old man in the living area of a studio apartment complex, LAPD Det. Rick Gordon said. Jenkins was pronounced dead at 5:38 a.m. at the scene.
Detectives believe the man, who was in a romantic relationship with Jenkins, shot the woman, then killed himself. There are no outstanding suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Ervin Brown, a 52-year-old black man, was shot and killed April 1 near Buckingham Road and Santa Rosalia Drive in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 3 a.m., Brown was standing on the corner when a vehicle approached him and a person fired multiple gunshots, said Det. Dave Garrido of the Los Angeles Police Department. It is unknown if the gunman got out of the car or opened fire from inside the vehicle.
Brown was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:24 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.