Marcos España, a 45-year-old Latino, was found with blunt force trauma Tuesday, Jan. 23, near the northbound off-ramp to Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 7:30 a.m., España was discovered face down by a contractor clearing brush for the California Department of Transportation, according to police and coroner’s records.
España, who was found with blunt head trauma, was pronounced dead at 8:16 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
It’s unclear whether España was staying in the area or just passing through, said Los Angeles Police Det. John Lamberti.
Police are looking for any witnesses to the incident.
España's sister, Helen Parker, 30, said her brother grew up in Westlake and is one of eight children. He was a pharmacy technician before he began living on the streets. España made sure to keep in ...
Kenneth Allen Schmitt, a 28-year-old white man, died Saturday, Jan. 13, outside a business at 5951 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood after being stabbed, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
In the early-morning hours, a person working at a nightclub in the area saw Schmitt on the ground and thought he was sleeping, so the person covered him with a blanket, according to police and coroner’s records.
The next afternoon, workers at the nightclub noticed that Schmitt hadn’t moved and saw blood on the blanket and called 911, police said.
Paramedics pronounced Schmitt dead at the scene at 2:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Roy Antonio Davis, a 26-year-old black man, has been charged in connection with Schmitt’s death and also with the killing of a Santa Monica man days earlier, according to online jail records and the Los Angeles County district attorney ...
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.