Alan Castor, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the 13900 block of Sayre Street in Sylmar, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 2 a.m., Castor was standing on a sidewalk with a group of people when a person walked up and shot him, said LAPD Det. Dave Peteque.
Castor ran about 40 feet and collapsed in a parking lot of an apartment complex, Peteque said.
Castor was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:34 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
The gunman has been described as Latino, Peteque said.
Saul Rodriguez, a 20-year-old Latino, was beaten and stabbed Thursday, April 14, near Dronfield Avenue and Astoria Street in Sylmar, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 3 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call regarding a victim of assault, according to a news release from the department. Officers found Rodriguez with several stab wounds.
Investigators determined that Rodriguez was walking his cousin home from school when he was confronted by multiple people who jumped out of a vehicle and began to beat and stab him, LAPD Det. Dave Peteque said.
The assailants then ran to the vehicle. Paramedics took Rodriguez to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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Cesar Frias, a 20-year-old white man, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles police officer Wednesday, April 6, in the 14700 block of Lakeside Street in Sylmar, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 7 p.m. on April 5, officers responded to a call of a man with mental illness at a home, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers arrived and were directed inside a home where they saw Frias and two other males, according to the news release.
Officers said they were there to help Frias and take him to a hospital, police said. Frias was agitated, and officers tried to subdue him using a Taser and bean bag gun, but none of the weapons had an effect, LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar told The Times.
Frias then locked himself in another room, and officers continued to ask him to ...