Yancy Dayanara Alachan-Cruz, a 42-year-old Latina, died on Sunday, April 2, after being shot in the 6300 block of Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
That Saturday night, Alachan-Cruz had been at the Margarita Jones nightclub at 6341 Pacific Blvd., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
She left the club in a car with three Latino friends at about 2 a.m. Sunday, heading north on Pacific. They stopped at a red light at Clarendon Avenue, and a dark-colored vehicle pulled up on the right side of their car, beside Alachan-Cruz in the front passenger seat, Jauch said.
Someone in the dark vehicle began shooting into the other car and Alachan-Cruz was struck in the head, Jauch said. The driver was struck in the right arm, and bullets grazed a back-seat passenger in the head and ...
Sabrina Mari Barcenas, a 19-year-old Latina, died Monday, Nov. 14, after being fatally shot in the 3400 block of East Florence Avenue in Huntington Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Huntington Park police responded to calls about a gunshot victim near a baseball diamond, according to Sgt. Joe Settles. Officers found Barcenas lying on a table with several gunshot wounds.
Barcenas was taken to a hospital and placed on life support, Settles said. She was pronounced dead at 10:01 p.m. on Nov. 14, according to coroner’s records.
Investigators believe Barcenas was with several other people in the park when the gunman opened fire. The gunman was described as Latino with a slim build; 5 feet, 5 inches tall; wearing dark pants. He was last seen in a green sedan.
Anyone with information about the death is ...
Rita Quintana, a 77-year-old Latina, was fatally stabbed Thursday, April 21, in the 2900 block of East 60th Place, in Huntington Park, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
About 11 p.m., Tomas Quintana, 84, called 911 after a struggle with his wife, saying he was not sure if his wife was still alive, according to a news release.
When Huntington Park police arrived, officers found a knife and Tomas Quintana, who was covered with blood, the release said. Rita Quintana was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:15 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Tomas Quintana was initially arrested on suspicion of murder, but six days later he was released after prosecutors requested more information before filing charges, according to a spokeswoman.
Daniel Ivan Ramirez, a 31-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, March 5, in the 6700 block of Miles Avenue in Huntington Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m., Ramirez got into an argument with three acquaintances, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Ramirez wanted to borrow a handgun from one of the other men, said Lt. Cosme Lozano with the Huntington Park Police Department.
One of the men, later identified as Jorge Godoy, a 22-year-old Latino, refused, and allegedly shot Ramirez. Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:47 p.m., according to the coroner’s office.
Gody was arrested on suspicion of murder later that day.
Juana Reyes, a 69-year-old Latina, was stabbed to death Tuesday, July 17, in the 2600 block of East 56th Street in Huntington Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
A family member walked into a home and found the body of Reyes and her husband about 1:30 p.m., said Sgt. David Cassidy of the Huntington Park Police Department.
The husband was identified as Adalberto Reyes, 72, said Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Autopsies were pending to determine what caused their deaths, but Winter said Adalberto Reyes' death was listed as a suicide and his wife's as a homicide.
Preliminary reports for Juana Reyes' death show she suffered multiple lacerations to her head, chest, neck and right hand.
Detectives were working to determine what prompted the incident, he said.
"We're still interviewing family members trying to figure this out," he ...
Hector Reyes, a 21-year-old Latino, was stabbed to death Saturday, March 31, in the 6300 block of Malabar Street in Huntington Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Residents in an apartment complex called police about 1 a.m., said Torrance Police Sgt. D. Cassidy. When authorities arrived, they found Reyes with stab wounds.
He was taken by paramedics to a hospital where he later died, Cassidy said. Coroner’s records show Reyes was stabbed in the head, chest and arm.
No arrests have been made, and a motive for the killing remains unknown.
Anyone with information about the death of Hector Reyes is asked to contact. Sgt. Cassidy at (323) 826-6683. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Veronica Hurtado De Reyes, a 39-year-old Latina, died Thursday, March 15, in the 2700 block of East Florence Avenue in Huntington Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Hurtado De Reyes was found dead inside a vitamin store about 6:13 p.m. She was a store employee and on the job when she was killed, authorities said.
Huntington Park police said they believed the death to be related to a daytime robbery of the Global Nature store.
According to coroner's records, Hurtado De Reyes was discovered bound and gagged with a sheet, duct tape and zip tie.
"Businesses open, people walking around going home from work, doors are open.... Pretty bold on this suspect's [part], the way he did this," said Huntington Park police Det. Sgt. David Cassidy.
The L.A. Times Homicide Report lists 92 homicides within a two-mile radius of the shop since ...