Jeremiah Chester, a 36-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, Jan. 16, near Pierce Street and Dronfield Avenue in Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Chester was outside a house and drinking with others shortly before 2 a.m. when a black sedan drove up, Los Angeles Police Det. Gabe Bucknell said.
A person fired a gun from the sedan, striking Chester, then sped away, Bucknell said. The shooter and victim did not speak to each other, police said.
Chester was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:32 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Chester was not a gang member, although he was hanging out around a residence known for gang activity, Bucknell said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Bucknell at (818) 374-1928. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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David Ibarra, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, Nov. 24, in the 11700 block of Bromont Avenue in Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Ibarra had been visiting friends and was walking toward Hubert H. Humphrey Recreation Center, a park where he frequently hung out, when a car pulled alongside him around 6 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Valley Homicide Bureau Det. Dave Peteque.
It appears Ibarra tried to run away, but the car chased him and he was shot numerous times, Peteque said.
Ibarra collapsed on the sidewalk and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:05 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators think Ibarra was targeted in the attack, but they don’t know why, Peteque said.
“We know that’s a gang area, but there’s no indication he was a member of a gang ...
Francisco Trejo Jr., a 19-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Monday, Oct. 16, near Foothill Boulevard and Terra Bella Street in Lake View Terrace, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 2:25 p.m., officers from the LAPD’s Foothill Division responded to a shots fired in the area and found “evidence of a shooting” at the intersection, according to a statement provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Trejo was found with gunshot wounds in his vehicle, a dark-colored GMC Yukon, about a block away, at Osbourne Street and Foothill Boulevard.
Trejo was stopped at a red light when a car pulled up on the passenger side and shot into the victim's vehicle, police said. Trejo tried to drive away and his vehicle crashed into the Discovery Cube, a children’s museum, police said.
The suspect was described as a heavy-set Latino in a blue Toyota ...
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 ...