Jerauld Phillip Hammond II, a 46-year-old white man, was fatally shot by Los Angeles police on Thursday, July 27, in the 1700 block of Whitley Avenue in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11 a.m., officers from the LAPD’s Hollywood Division responded to a call about a man with a gun at a Motel 6, police said.
The officers went to the motel’s second floor and knocked on the door, asking Hammond to come out.
After about 10 minutes, Hammond opened the door, pointed a handgun in the officer’s direction “and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” the news release said.
Hammond, who had been struck by gunfire, closed the door and barricaded himself inside.
Officers called for backup, and a SWAT team arrived, Sgt. Barry Montgomery told reporters at the scene.
SWAT officers made several attempts to contact the man, without success, he said.
Jimmy Bradford, a 47-year-old black man, was fatally stabbed Monday, June 12, in the 5800 block of Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8 a.m., Bradford was near a 101 Freeway onramp in Hollywood, where he may have been panhandling, when he got into an argument with two other people, Los Angeles Police Lt. John Radtke said.
The argument escalated, and Bradford was stabbed by a man, police said.
The man’s girlfriend then stole Bradford’s backpack, Radtke said. Bradford was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:39 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
On June 15, Alex Conn Vasquez, a 23-year-old Latino, was charged with one count of murder with the allegation that the crime was committed during a robbery, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Vasquez pleaded not guilty and ...
Bryan De La Torrre, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, May 18, in the 1500 block of Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of a shooting in the area, police said. When officers arrived, they found De La Torre, who had been shot, in an alley next to an apartment building, according to a news release from the LAPD.
Investigators believe two people kicked in De La Torre’s apartment door, then shot him. De La Torre then jumped out the apartment window, police said. De La Torre was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on May 19 at 12:21 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
The suspects were described as Latino, 20 to 30 years old. One man was wearing a ...
Solomon Picart, a 37-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the 6400 block of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 2 p.m., a bicyclist was stabbed along the north side of Sunset Boulevard near Ivar Avenue, said LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado, a spokesman for the department.
The assailant ran along Sunset Boulevard and tried to get into a coffee shop, but employees held the door shut, Preciado said.
The man, later identified as Picart, then walked into the Jack in the Box on Sunset.
He stabbed a second person, Preciado said. As the second victim ran away, police officers rushed inside. Picart then knifed a third person.
Video posted on social media from inside the restaurant shows a person calling for a makeshift tourniquet for a victim, who is seen sitting in a chair ...