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 ...
Devon Lamar Jelkes, a 28-year-old black man, was fatally beaten Sunday, Oct. 30, in the 1600 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 2:30 a.m., police responded to calls of a fight as nightclubs were closing, said Officer Aareon Jefferson, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Witnesses said that after a nightclub closed for the evening and a crowd milled about on the sidewalk, there was a dispute, according to a news release issued by the LAPD.
Prosecutors said a man punched a woman as she tried to get into a car. Her brother, Jelkes, was running toward his sister when he was attacked by the first man and another man.
Jelkes suffered blunt force trauma and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m., according to coroner’s ...
Ruben Reyes Roque, a 33-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Monday, Oct. 10, near North Western Avenue and Romaine Street in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Roque was dropped off at a hospital by a private vehicle with gunshot wounds shortly after 12:30 a.m. in the Northeast Division of the Los Angeles police department, said LAPD Lt. John Radtke.
Roque was pronounced dead at 12:55 a.m. at the hospital, according to coroner’s records.
Police later determined that Roque was originally shot near North Western Avenue and Romaine Street in Hollywood about 12:35 a.m., Radtke said.
Detectives believe Roque was in a vehicle with others when he was shot. At this point, police do not have a description of the shooter.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Bureau detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can ...
Michael John Rush, a 62-year-old white man, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, after he was fatally assaulted near Hollywood Boulevard and North La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, according to Los Angelese County coroner’s records.
About 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 5, officers were flagged down by people who saw Rush hitting cars with a metal flashlight, said LAPD Det. Luis Carranza.
Rush struck a black BMV SUV with a flashlight, then two black men got out of the vehicle and punched him, police said.
Rush fell and hit his head on the ground. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Carranza said.
Rush was pronounced dead four days later, on Aug. 9 at 4:24 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The coroner’s office ruled the death a homicide, records show.
Police want to speak with additional witnesses and believe more vehicles were in the ...
Randall Brett Merhar, a 46-year-old white man, died Thursday, July 28, after sustaining blunt force trauma in the 1400 block of North Orange Drive in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
About 10:40 a.m. July 27, Merhar got into a dispute with a man near the parking lot of a store, according to LAPD Lt. John Radtke. Both men were transients, Radtke said.
During the dispute, the man struck Merhar in the head with a metal pipe, Radtke said. After Merhar fell down, the assailant left the scene.
Shortly thereafter, police arrived, and Merhar was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead the next day at 6:51 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
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6:30 p.m.: Aug. 31: A previous version of this article said Merhar died at 6:51 p.m. July ...