Sergio Beltran, a 37-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, April 12, in the 1300 block of East Washington Boulevard in downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 10:40 p.m., a man walked up to Beltran at a gas station and shot him, said Los Angeles Police Det. Rich Arciniega.
Beltran was pronounced dead on a sidewalk at 10:33 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Police determined that Beltran had gotten into an altercation with two or three people moments earlier at a nearby restaurant, Arciniega said.
The assailants then followed Beltran to the gas station, where one person shot him.The shooter may have jumped into a small car, which fled the scene.
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Dong Yul Lee, an 84-year-old Korean man, died Monday, April 11, nine days after he was fatally beaten near South Grand Avenue and West 8th Street in downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 3:40 p.m. April 2, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division were flagged down to help a man who was being assaulted, said LAPD Det. Doug Pierce.
A man walked up to Lee, began yelling at him, then punched Lee, Pierce said.
The man then kicked him and stomped on him.
A nearby security guard witnessed the attack and pepper-sprayed the suspected assailant, later identified by authorities as LaFawn Moses Parker, a 46-year-old black man.
Lee was taken to a hospital, where he remained until he was pronounced dead April 11.
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Kourtney Yochum, a 32-year-old transgender woman, was shot and killed Wednesday, March 23, in the 500 block of South San Pedro Street in downtown, according to authorities and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 2 p.m., the alleged gunman, possibly embroiled in a domestic dispute with Yochum, approached and opened fire, said Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im. Yochum was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anita U. Nelson, chief executive of SRO Housing Corp. said Yochum lived at the Gateway Apartments, a 107-unit permanent supportive housing project for formerly chronically homeless individuals.
Nelson said Yochum was walking her two dogs when a gunman approached and shot her in the head.
“It’s mind-boggling; it happened out in the open,” Nelson said. “I’m heartbroken. Our residents are traumatized, our staff is traumatized. Everybody loved her. She was very popular.”
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Savoy Niece Anderson, a 37-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, Feb. 27, near Long Beach Avenue and East 14th Street in downtown L.A., according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 3:30 a.m., Anderson got into an argument with a man who pulled out a gun and shot him, said LAPD Det. Richard Arciniega. The gunman fled on foot, but it’s unknown in which direction.
A preliminary report suggesting that Anderson had chased down a purse snatcher was erroneous, Arciniega said.
Anderson was pronounced dead at 3:37 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Brian Edward Denton Jr., a 23-year-old black man, was found dead Tuesday, Jan. 5, in the 300 block of East 5th Street in downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 8:30 a.m., a person discovered Denton on the floor of an apartment in the early stages of decomposition, LAPD Det. Doug Pierce said.
Police determined that the resident of the apartment, Michael Campbell, a 49-year-old black man, was their primary suspect. Campbell had gotten into a dispute with Denton, leading to the killing.
Denton died of blunt-force trauma, coroner's officials determined.
Police believe Denton was killed on or around New Year’s Eve, Pierce said.
Campbell has been charged with one count of murder and is due in court Jan. 28 for an arraignment, according to a Los Angeles County district attorney’s office spokesman.
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Thomas Johnson, a 21-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, Dec. 13, at 550 South Flower St. in downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 2:30 a.m., a group of men got into a fight with another group of men, police said. At some point, a man pulled out a gun and fired several rounds in front of a hotel, striking two people.
Johnson ran through the hotel’s ground floor to the back entry, and the gunman ran around the hotel and confronted Johnson. The gunman fired several rounds, hitting Johnson and another man, who returned fire.
The four wounded men were taken to a hospital. Johnson was pronounced dead at 3:02 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
On Dec. 15, police released surveillance video of the suspected gunman.
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Modesto Santa Clara, a 64-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the 500 block of East 5th Street in downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 1:30 p.m., Santa Clara got into an argument with another person, LAPD Det. Doug Pierce said. Santa Clara was chased down and stabbed. Police found Santa Clara on the sidewalk with stab wounds.
Pedro Hechavarr Tellez, a 51-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder Jan. 6. Tellez has been charged with one count of murder and is due in court for arraignment Jan. 27, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Anyone with information is asked to call Central Homicide detectives at (213) 996-1891. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Jose Dolores Rodriguez, a 42-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the 100 block of East 7th Street in downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 4:15 p.m., a man walked into a clothing manufacturing business and shot Rodriguez, said LAPD Det. Brian Putnam. About two dozen people were working at the time of the incident. A few hours before, Rodriguez and the man, a co-worker, had gotten into a work-related argument, Putnam said.
Rodriguez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:08 p.m, according to coroner's records.
The gunman walked out of the business and is still at large. Putnam described him as a Latino who is about 5 foot 6 inches and weighs 180 pounds.
Anyone with information can call LAPD’s Central Division detective desk at (213) 833-3750. Those who wish ...