Marvin Ponce, a 37-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, Aug. 3, near 7th Avenue and Brooks Court in Venice, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 4 p.m., Ponce was directing traffic at a construction site when a masked man approached, aimed a revolver and opened fire, police said.
Ponce, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:18 p.m.
Co-workers at Right of Way -- a San Dimas company that provides traffic control for construction sites, film shoots and other events -- said Ponce was a cherished employee who left behind a 1-year-old daughter.
Ponce, a resident of San Fernando, had worked at the company for three years. The shooting happened on the company’s first day at the construction site in the Oakwood section of Venice, a neighborhood bounded by Lincoln and Abbot Kinney boulevards with a legacy of gang violence.
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Nancy Ann Wright, an 85-year-old white woman, was found dead Wednesday, July 27, in the 1000 block of Palms Boulevard in Venice, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 7:30 a.m., a construction worker looked into a home’s backyard and saw a man hanging from a tree, said LAPD Det. Tyler Adams.
The man, identified as Charles Wright, an 83-year-old white man, also had a gunshot wound to the head, according to coroner’s records.
After discovering the man, police found Nancy Wright in a bedroom in the home with gunshot wounds. Nancy Wright was pronounced dead at 7:31 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
Police believe that Charles Wright killed Nancy Wright, then hanged himself from a tree and shot himself.
Nancy Wright may have been suffering from dementia and having a difficult time with “day-to-day” activities, Adams ...
Mark Gonzalez, a 44-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Jan. 28 near 7th and Flower avenues in Venice, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8:15 p.m., Gonzalez was walking to a supermarket when he was confronted by a gunman and shot, said Los Angeles police Det. John Skaggs.
Police are trying to determine what prompted the confrontation. Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:24 p.m., according to coroner's records.
Skaggs said Gonzalez was a lifelong resident of the area.
The gunman is described as a Latino wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt. He is believed to have left the area in a tan small SUV east on Flower Avenue, Skaggs said.
Police are unsure whether one or two people were involved.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Bureau homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain ...
Christopher Thomas Rothschild-Cleveland, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, Oct. 25, in the 400 block of Washington Boulevard in Marina Del Rey, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Rothschild-Cleveland was found in the parking lot of the Islands Restaurant about 3:40 a.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Holly Francisco.
The restaurant was closed at the time of the shooting, she said. Witnesses told deputies they heard gunshots and tried to perform CPR until paramedics arrived, Francisco said, but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:50 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to coroner's records.
Rothschild-Cleveland lived in Marina Del Rey, Francisco said, but investigators don't know what he was doing in the parking lot at that hour of the morning.
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Jascent-Jamal Lee Warren, a 26-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, Aug. 30, in the 300 block of Ocean Front Walk in Venice, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area and were directed by witnesses to two men who had been shot, LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman said. Warren was pronounced dead at 2:35 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
Another man in his 40s who was wounded was taken to a hospital, where he is in stable condition. Police said that both shooting victims were involved in a dispute when someone pulled out a gun and fired at them.
Sris Sinnathamby, the owner of a beachfront hotel near the boardwalk, was charged Aug. 31 with one count of murder in Warren’s death.
Sinnathamby, a 54-year-old Asian man, was taken into custody ...
Jason Charles Davis, a 41-year-old white man, died Wednesday, July 15, two days after he was shot by police in the 600 block of Rose Avenue in Venice, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
On Monday, July 13, two officers from the LAPD’s Pacific Division responded to a 911 call from the Groundwork Coffee Co. in the area, said Sgt. Barry Montgomery.
The caller reported a man with a knife inside the shop, Montgomery said. LAPD officials said in a statement that the caller indicated that the man had “brandished a knife at people in the area.”
Police later identified the man as Davis. When the officers arrived, they found Davis sitting at a patio table with the knife, police said.
They ordered him to drop the weapon, the LAPD said, but he did not follow their commands. Davis then stood up and “began to aggressively approach ...
Brendon K. Glenn, a 29-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles police officer on Wednesday, May 6, in Venice, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Glenn was a “traveler” who went by the name “Dizzle,” friends told the Los Angeles Times. He and his black Lab, Dozer, had been panhandling outside a bar at 80 Windward Avenue shortly before he was shot by Clifford Proctor, a 50-year-old black LAPD officer.
Proctor and his unidentified partner were called to the area about 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, to check out a complaint about a homeless man “harassing customers,” according to an LAPD news release. The two officers spoke briefly with Glenn, who headed back toward the boardwalk.
The officers returned to their patrol car, but a short time later they saw Glenn “physically struggling” with a bouncer outside a ...
Alice Gruppioni, a 32-year-old white woman, died Saturday, Aug. 3, in a hit-and-run crash in the 400 block of Ocean Front Walk in Venice, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.
Gruppioni, a newlywed from Italy who was on her honeymoon, was one of 12 injured shortly after 6 p.m. when a blue Dodge Avenger tore across the crowded boardwalk.
Gruppioni was taken to a hospital, where she died at 6:46 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
"She was robbed of her life while living her dream visit to California with her husband," Katia Gruppioni, her aunt, told NBC4 in a text message. "This was a tremendous injustice. Alice was a remarkable young lady making her personal dreams come true."
Gruppioni is the daughter of Valerio Gruppioni, a businessman and former president of the Bologna soccer team, the Associated Press reported.
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Oscar Duncan, a 23-year-old black man, died Monday, June 4, in the 600 block of Santa Clara Avenue in Venice, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Investigators believe that Duncan was drawn out by attackers late Monday who jeered at his girlfriend while the couple stood outside in Venice's Oakwood neighborhood, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The assailants shouted a gang name as one of them fired a single shot that struck Duncan in the upper body, said Lt. John Radtke, commander of the West Bureau homicide unit. The shot was fired from inside a vehicle, according to the sources.
Police said they believed the act was random. Duncan was not part of a gang and had no criminal record, authorities said. The attackers were believed to have been gang members.
Several days after the shooting, authorities named Kevin Dwayne Green, a 28-year-old black man ...
Scott Smith, a 51-year-old white man, died Saturday, July 9, two days after he suffered severe head injuries in the 600 block of Rose Avenue in Venice, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Los Angeles police detectives said Smith, a homeless man, was initially believed to have fallen, but witnesses came forward to say his head injuries were the result of an attack.
Paramedics initially picked up the homeless man July 7 about 8 p.m. The next day, a person contacted the department to report seeing Smith being punched and severely injured when he fell to the ground and hit his head, detectives said.
Investigators said they were able to identify another Venice transient, Frank Smith, a 50-year-old black man, as a suspect in the attack. He was arrested July 8 and charged with murder when the victim died of his injuries July 9.
Investigators are requesting ...