Jesus Eduardo Angulo, a 20-year-old Latino, was shot and killed on Saturday, Feb. 3, in the 17000 block of Virginia Avenue in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Angulo and a friend were in the back of a large parking lot behind a bar at Virginia Avenue and Artesia Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. when someone shot them multiple times, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said.
Someone inside the closed bar heard gunfire and found the two men outside, Alfred said.
Angulo was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:41 a.m., according to coroner’s records. He had been shot in the chest.
The second man was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, Alfred said.
Investigators don’t have a motive or a suspect in the shooting, Alfred said. No weapon was found at ...
Millard Frazier Jr., a 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, Feb. 1, in the 17200 block of Balfern Avenue in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Frazier was at a backyard barbecue about 6:30 p.m. when he got into an argument with another attendee, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
The argument escalated to a physical fight, Mendoza said, and then the other man took out a gun and shot Frazier in the torso.
Many people fled after the shooting, Mendoza said, but investigators were able to get information identifying the suspect.
Dion Antwon Trotter, a 23-year-old black man from Compton, was arrested later that evening on suspicion of murder. Trotter was charged Feb. 9 with murder; he was scheduled to be arraigned March 9, but the arraignment was continued to March 23 at the Los ...
Anthony M. Elston, a 24-year-old black man, died Sunday, Jan. 28, after being stabbed in the 9900 block of Ramona Street in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Elston was attacked around 8:10 the previous night during a fight outside an apartment complex where he had been visiting, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
The fight involved multiple people, including friends and relatives, many of whom live in the apartment complex, Moore said. Investigators are still trying to learn what prompted the confrontation and who was involved.
Elston was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead the following day at 6:05 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
An acquaintance of Elston’s family, Jeffery Ardonal Johnson, 61, was arrested on suspicion of assault the evening of the fight and was charged with murder Jan. 30. Johnson’s arraignment was ...
Erick Ivan Luna, a 16-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, Nov. 13, in the 8600 block of Rose Street in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Erick was outside his residence around 8:30 p.m. when he was shot, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
A man in his 20s also was shot, Moore said, but he is expected to survive.
Erick, a special needs student at Buena Vista High School in Lakewood, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Manuel Amaya, Erick’s cousin, told KTLA 5 News that Erick was walking on the driveway at the apartments where he lived when a car pulled up.
“He approached the car, maybe thinking it was somebody he knew, and somebody in the car just opened fire,” Amaya said. “He was a ...
Juan Manuel Avila Jr., a 20-year-old Latino, died Tuesday, April 25, after he was shot by Long Beach police in the 10000 block of Foster Road in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Long Beach police were near Paramount and Artesia boulevards about 6 a.m., when they received a Lo-Jack notification about a stolen vehicle, according to a police news release. Officers located the green 2000 Honda Accord, but the vehicle sped away, according to police.
Police pursued the sedan for almost 50 minutes through several cities. During the pursuit, a handgun was thrown out of the vehicle and was recovered near Lakewood Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue, the release said.
The pursuit ended in Bellflower when the driver entered a dead-end street. In an attempt to escape, the driver made a U-turn and drove towards the officers, accord to the release. Officers opened fire ...
Andreas Lara, a 20-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Feb. 26, after he was shot in the 9400 block of Rosecrans Avenue in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Lara was walking in the alley behind the 9400 block of Rosecrans with two friends around 5 p.m. when a sedan drove up beside them, said L.A. County Sheriff’s Sgt. Marcelo Quintero.
Two men in the car confronted the three friends about whether they had any gang affiliations, Quintero said.
“At some point words were exchanged, and we believe the passenger in the car fired several rounds, hitting Mr. Lara,” Quintero said.
Lara was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:35 p.m., according to coroner’s records. His two friends ran when the shooting began, and were not struck by gunfire, Quintero said. They returned to the scene ...
Kenia Buckner, a 31-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Monday, Jan. 16, in the 16200 block of Cornuta Avenue in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County authorities.
Buckner was home with her three children around 1:35 p.m. when her ex-boyfriend, the children’s father, walked into her apartment, said sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
“In front of their children, in their living room, he pulls out a gun and fires toward the victim multiple times, striking her at least one time in upper torso,” Mendoza said.
Buckner was pronounced dead in her living room at 1:48 p.m., Mendoza said.
Investigators are searching for the ex-boyfriend, identified as Antowan Parker, a 27-year-old black man, who was last seen running south on Cornuta after the shooting, Mendoza said.
No one else was injured, Mendoza said. Neighbors and family told KTLA-TV that the ...
Michael Larry Stickles, a 42-year-old white man, died Friday, Aug. 12, after he was shot near the corner of Cedar Street and Lakewood Boulevard in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Stickles was found lying on the sidewalk on Cedar Street, just north of Lakewood Boulevard, the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 10, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Det. Phillip Martinez.
Deputies went to the residential area after receiving a call about gunfire, Martinez said.
Stickles was taken to a nearby hospital where he was put on life support, Martinez said. He was pronounced dead two days later at 10:57 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the head.
Witnesses told investigators they saw a black vehicle drive quickly from the scene after Stickles was shot, but no other suspect information is available, Martinez said. “We have very little on this case ...
Na Li, a 37-year-old Asian woman, was stabbed to death Monday, July 4, in the 16400 block of Lakewood Boulevard in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner records.
Li was stabbed in the chest about 12:23 p.m. by a man with bushy hair in the hallway outside her room at the Bellflower Travel Inn, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide Det. Phil Martinez.
The stabbing was recorded by surveillance cameras, but the quality was so poor that investigators can’t make out many details about the attacker, said Martinez.
The assailant fled down a stairwell into the parking lot. The video showed Li walking briefly back into her room, and then she followed her attacker outside, collapsing on the stairs, Martinez said.
She was taken to the hospital but pronounced dead during emergency surgery at 8:53 p.m., according to coroner’s ...
Andrew Gregory Bender, a 19-year-old black man, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, after he was shot in the 8500 block of Cedar Street in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
On Jan. 27 about 9 a.m., Bender and a friend were walking from a liquor store to a gathering at a nearby house. As the two men walked back, a gunman ran up behind them and opened fire, said Det. Eduardo Aguirre with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Bender was hit while his friend ran for cover, Aguirre said. The friend was not injured.
After firing several rounds, the gunman ran to a vehicle and fled the area, Aguirre said.
Bender was taken to a local hospital. On Feb. 9, he was pronounced dead at 8:16 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Detectives believe Bender was targeted because of his ...
Sialeuvea Sitani, a 17-year-old boy of Samoan descent, died Sunday, Nov. 1, after he was shot in the 16100 block of Bellflower Boulevard in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Sitani was standing by the entrance to a trailer court on Bellflower Boulevard about 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, when a car drove up and a passenger inside began shooting, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Victor Lewandowski.
The gunfire struck Sitani multiple times, Lewandowski said. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:06 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Sitani was a resident of Bellflower, but Lewandowski said he wasn’t near his home when he was shot. The youth was alone when he was shot, Lewandowski said, and it’s not clear why he was on the busy street, lined ...