Victor Vidal Sigala, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on Wednesday, July 6, in the 500 block of North Asuza Avenue in Covina, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Sigala, who is believed to be from the San Gabriel Valley, was shot after he allegedly tried to rob an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department reserve officer at a Carl's Jr. restaurant, said Covina Police spokesman Sgt. Gregg Peterson.
The officer, dressed in civilian clothes, was waiting for his food about 3:13 p.m. when Sigala walked up to him and “revealed a weapon hidden in his waistband,” according to coroner’s records.
“He wasn’t asking for money, he was asking for property,” said Peterson.
The officer, who has not been identified, was carrying his own semiautomatic handgun, Peterson said. “In fear of his safety and ...
Margaret Machiko Yamaguchi, a 61-year-old Asian woman, was fatally stabbed Monday Sept. 7, in the 800 block of West San Bernardino Road in Covina, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Covina police officers responded about 5 a.m. to a call about a woman not breathing in an assisted-living facility. When officers arrived, Yamaguchi was on the floor of her room, suffering from several stab wounds. Paramedics pronounced her dead at 5:41 a.m. at the scene.
The subsequent investigation revealed that Athina Sumi Rivera, Yamaguchi’s 43-year-old daughter, was spending the night in her mother’s room. Rivera woke up in the middle of the night and allegedly stabbed her mother.
An autopsy report showed that Yamaguchi was stabbed 30 times.
Rivera was arrested the day of the crime and later charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to prosecutors.
Rivera is scheduled ...