Michael Antonio Ochoa, a 34-year-old Latino, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, after he was shot at Idabel Avenue and Fairhaven Street in Carson, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators.
Ochoa was walking near his home around 2:30 a.m. when he was shot, but no one reported seeing the shooting, Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
Deputies went to the intersection after someone called 911 and reported hearing gunshots.
“We think he was hanging out, just walking from one place to another area he frequents,” Mendoza said. “When the deputies arrived, he was lying on the ground, unconscious, with at least one gunshot wound to the body.”
It’s not known whether the shooter was on foot or in a vehicle, Mendoza said. “All we have is people who heard a shooting.”
Ochoa was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:59 a.m., according to Mendoza ...
Jennifer Ball, a 36-year-old white woman, was found beaten to death Tuesday, Sept. 5, under the South Figueroa Street overpass, south of West Griffith Street in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A person walking early that morning saw Ball lying on the Dominguez Channel Bike Path, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
The pedestrian called 911, and paramedics pronounced Ball dead at the scene at 7:14 a.m., according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma to the head.
Investigators think Ball was homeless and was living along the channel, Mendoza said. No weapon was found, and authorities have no motive for the killing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Jose Gallegos, a 50-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, July 3, in the 22000 block of South Neptune Avenue in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Gallegos, a handyman who lived in Carson, had gone to the home of a relative to do some work around 8:30 a.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Guillermo Morales said.
The relative, Craig Villa, met Gallegos in the driveway, and the two began to argue, Morales said.
“There was an ongoing family dispute,” Morales said. “He was supposed to do some handyman work, but then this ongoing simmering feud reared its head.”
Gallegos left and began walking back to his car. He was in the street when Villa, 40, pulled a gun and shot him multiple times, striking him in the upper torso, Morales said.
Villa then returned to his driveway and shot himself in ...
Frank Hernandez, an 85-year-old Latino, died Wednesday, June 7, after being assaulted in the 300 block of East 220th Street in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Hernandez was walking in his neighborhood around 10 a.m. May 31, heading for a nearby liquor store to purchase lottery tickets, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said.
When he was about two blocks from his home, a man ran up behind Hernandez and struck him the head, Alfred said. When Hernandez fell, the man took his wallet.
The attacker then ran to a nearby home, where a man was standing outside the garage. The thief demanded money from that man before striking him in the face, Alfred said. He ran away when the man’s wife came outside.
Paramedics took Hernandez to a nearby hospital. He died a week later, at 4:27 p.m ...
Jorge Victor, a 33-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Jan. 22, after he was shot by police in the 2700 block of East 220th St. in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10:50 p.m. on Jan. 21, Long Beach police responded to report about gunshots in the 900 block of Via Wanda, according to a news release. They found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and later released.
Gang enforcement detectives looked for the gunman through the night. About 11 a.m. on Jan. 22, detectives identified Victor as the gunman and went to his house in Carson.
As SWAT officers approached the home, Victor fled out the back and jumped multiple fences.
Victor forced his way into a family's home on the same block. Several members of ...
Jose Guadalupe Trigueros, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 5 Wells Fargo Lane in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Trigueros was walking east near his home in a gated community of apartments and condominiums when a man walked up behind him about 12:43 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
The man pulled out a gun and began shooting at Trigueros, striking him multiple times in the upper torso, Mendoza said. The suspect, described as a black male in his 20s, then ran west through a walkway between two apartment buildings and out of sight.
Trigueros was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:27 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323 ...
Davion Gregory, a 24-year-old black man, died Sunday, Dec. 11, after he was shot in the 100 block of West Victoria Street in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Gregory and two other men were walking toward the entrance of a warehouse about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, where people had gathered for what was billed as a “Naughty or Nice Pajama Jam” on social media, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Biddle.
As they walked up the driveway, at least one person began shooting, striking Gregory and the two men near him, Biddle said. Investigators believe the three men were friends who planned to attend the party.
The three were taken to a nearby hospital, where Gregory was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m., according to coroner’s records. His friends were treated for their injuries and released ...
Kurtis Wayne McMorries, a 46-year-old white man, died of multiple gunshot wounds Friday, Nov. 4, in the 22200 block of Catskill Avenue in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
McMorries was sleeping in the garage of a home about 10 a.m. when he heard someone attempting to open the garage door, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch said.
McMorries got up to open the door and was confronted by a man with a gun, who began firing.
McMorries’ girlfriend, who was also in the garage, told authorities that the gunman ran out of bullets, Jauch said, then fled on a motorcycle.
McMorries was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
McMorries’ uncle, Steve McMorries, was in the house when he heard the gunshots. He ran outside and saw a man pointing a gun at his nephew.
“After about ...
Cynthia Ambriz, a 19-year-old Latina, was fatally shot Saturday, June 11, East Carson Street and South Evonda Avenue in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Ambriz was walking with a female friend about 12:10 a.m. when a man ran up behind them and opened fire, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
“We don’t know if he targeted the victim, but our victim was the only one who was shot,” Jauch said.
Ambriz, who lived in Wilmington, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:25 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
The suspect, Alexander Espino, a 19-year-old from Compton, was seen running to a nearby residence, where he was arrested a short time later on suspicion of murder, Jauch said. He is being held without bail.
About 4 p.m. on Saturday, friends and family gathered ...
Aaron James Pritchard, a 21-year-old black man, was fatally shot Monday, May 16, as he was standing in the 1600 block of East Gladwick Avenue in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Pritchard was talking with a group of friends outside a residence near his home about 7:45 p.m., when a man parked a light-colored, two-door sedan nearby, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Eddie Hernandez.
The man walked up to the group, who seemed to know him, Hernandez said.
“That’s what’s kind of strange. It seems like everybody knows who this guy is except us,” Hernandez said. “He walks up, and they greet each other, a real polite exchange of pleasantries, and then the suspect pulls a handgun and starts shooting at the victim.”
Pritchard fell, Hernandez said, and the gunman continued to shoot at him. Then ...
Justin Vaesna Uy, an 18-year-old Asian man, died Wednesday, April 20, after he was shot at the corner of East 228th Street and Dolores Street in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Uy, a star volleyball player about to graduate from Carson High School, left his house on April 12 to meet a friend near his home, which in front of Dolores Street Elementary School, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
When the friend arrived about 12:20 a.m., he found Uy lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds.
Uy was taken to a hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead eight days later at 10:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
No witnesses have come forward, Mendoza said, and investigators have no information about the shooting or the motive.
Uy "had no gang affiliation ...
Anthony Renee Beamon Jr., a 36-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, March 6, in the 900 block of West Victoria Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Beamon was attending a party with about 150 other adults in a commercial building that had been rented for the occasion, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
An argument broke out around 1:35 a.m. and one of the party-goers pulled out a handgun and began shooting, Mendoza said.
“Everyone began to scatter, and then other people began shooting,” Mendoza said. “We believe there were two or three shooters inside and in the parking lot.”
Ten people were struck by gunfire and taken to a nearby hospital, Mendoza said. Nine are expected to survive their injuries, but Beamon was pronounced dead at the hospital at 2:31 a.m., according to ...
Jordan Marshal Love, a 27-year-old black man, died Sunday, Feb. 28, after he was shot in the 19500 block of South Tillman Avenue in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Love was in the back seat of his mother’s SUV, with his grandmother and his mother in the front seats, when the shooting began a few minutes before midnight on Saturday, Feb. 27, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Michele Janise Love, 54, Jordan’s mother, had just parked along the curb, facing north, when a dark-colored sedan passed by, also heading north, Mendoza said. “As the car passed them, numerous shots were fired from the suspect vehicle into our victim’s vehicle,” he said.
The shooter car sped north on Tillman and disappeared, Mendoza said. Jordan Love and Michele Love were struck multiple times by gunfire, Mendoza said. ...