Virginia Villa, a 73-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Wednesday, July 12, in the 128900 block of Wingo Street in Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 10:30 a.m., police were called to a home where they found Villa in a wheelchair with a gunshot wound to her head, said Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im.
About five feet away, her husband was lying on the couch holding a handgun and suffering from a gunshot wound to his head.
Villa was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:37 a.m.
Villa’s husband, Gilbert Villa, 87, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His death was ruled a suicide, according to coroner's records.
Police believe Gilbert Villa shot his wife, then shot himself.
Family members told investigators that the man was struggling with board-and-care facility bills for his ...
Joseph Andrew Quijada Loya Jr., a 35-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, July 5, in the 14000 block of Fox Street near the border between San Fernando and Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 1:45 a.m., patrol officers from the LAPD’s Mission Division responded to a call of a shooting. When they arrived, they learned that Loya's family members had taken him to a hospital, according to a news release from the department.
Loya was pronounced dead at a hospital at 1:48 a.m., according to coroner's records.
Police believe Loya was “loitering in the street” when a black or dark-colored sedan drove by slowly, east on Fox street, according to the release.
A second vehicle driving the same direction pulled in diagonally, blocking Loya from running west, police said. Police did not release a description of the second ...
Michelle Marie Malander, a 29-year-old white woman, died Saturday, June 24, after she was stabbed in the 12400 block of Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11 p.m. June 22, Hector Lopez, a 31-year-old Latino, knocked on his neighbor’s door and asked the resident to call 911 because Malander, his girlfriend since high school, had been hurt, Los Angeles Police Det. Gabriel Bucknell said.
The neighbor walked to the recreational vehicle that Lopez shared with Malander and found her with her hands clenched in a fetal position and bleeding from the left side of her head. Her eyes were open, but she was unresponsive, Bucknell said.
Malander was taken to a hospital, where she remained until she was pronounced dead at 5:35 p.m. June 24, according to coroner’s records.
At the hospital, Lopez told the staff that Malander fell ...
Jesse Lee Zamora, a 25-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Thursday, Oct. 20, in the 14000 block of Chamberlain Street in Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 1:40 a.m., Zamora was standing next to his vehicle when he was shot, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Peteque.
Police are trying to determined if the assailant walked up to Zamora or shot from a car, Peteque said.
Zamora was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:55 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information is asked to call Peteque at (818) 374-1934. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.