Maliaya Tademy, a 2-year-old black girl, was fatally stabbed Monday, May 2, in the 3500 block of Arlington Avenue in Jefferson Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 10 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of a battery at a home and found Ebony Epps, 22, and her daughter, Maliaya, inside with multiple stab wounds, police said.
Both were taken to a hospital, where the child was pronounced dead.
Epps, who is pregnant, remains hospitalized. The unborn child is expected to survive.
The suspect in the stabbing, Lataz Gray, a 22-year-old black man, had been dating Epps for about six months. Gray moved into the home about a month ago, and is not Maliaya's father, police told The Times.
After the stabbing, Gray was treated at a hospital for a cut for his hand.
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Aaron Gray Choice, a 19-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, April 20, in the 2000 block of West 35th Street in Exposition Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9:20 p.m., Choice was crossing the street when he was approached by a gunman, said Los Angeles police Det. Dave Garrido. The person confronted Choice over gang affiliation, then fired multiple rounds.
Choice was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:39 p.m.
Marcus Fleming, a 31-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, April 3, in the 1200 block of West 39th Street in Exposition Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
About 2:40 a.m., Fleming was driving a silver Lexus and parked his car, said Los Angeles police Det. Dave Garrido. As Fleming was getting out of his car, a red four-door sedan drove past and a person inside fired multiple gunshots.
Fleming was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:06 p.m.
Alexander Gonzalez, a 35-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, March 24, near West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Raymond Avenue in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5:30 p.m., Gonzalez was driving a BMW SUV north on South Raymond Avenue and stopped at an intersection, said Los Angeles police Det. Rob Lait.
Another vehicle pulled alongside the SUV and a person fired into it, Lait said.
Gonzalez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:52 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The vehicle fled east on West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Allen Luther Thomas, a 49-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the 3700 block of Bill Robertson Lane in Exposition Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 4:15 p.m., Thomas was sitting at a picnic bench at Jesse Brewer Jr. Park when he was confronted by a man, said LAPD Det. Dave Garrido. The man pulled out a gun and shot Thomas, then ran to a nearby Metro rail station and boarded a train.
The suspect, later identified as Noah Randy Trice, an 18-year-old black man, was arrested on suspicion of murder at the next stop.
Trice has been charged with one count of murder and is due back in court March 1 for a mental competency hearing, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
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Ruben Wharton Vanegas, a 35-year-old Latino, died after he was struck by a SUV on Thursday Oct. 15 in the 3800 block of South Vermont Avenue in Exposition Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 9 a.m., Vanegas was riding his bike north on South Vermont Avenue when he came into contact with a light-colored SUV that had to pull to the right to stay away from the bike, said LAPD Det. Dave Garrido.
Vanegas and the driver of the SUV got into an argument, then the SUV accelerated and dragged Vanegas’ body about 100 feet, authorities said.
Vanegas was pronounced dead at 9:03 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
The coroner’s office ruled the death a homicide due to “multiple blunt trauma injuries,” said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.
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