Angel Morales, a 27-year-old Latino, died Friday, Sept. 30, after he was shot in the 400 block of South Burlington Avenue in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Division found Morales atop a makeshift carport in an alley at about 12:51 a.m., LAPD Det. Ray Martinez said.
Residents called police because they heard noises coming from the area and suspected a burglar, Martinez said.
Morales was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:30 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information is asked to call Rampart detectives at (213) 484-3639. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Luis Fernando Fernandez-Lima, a 22-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the 600 block of South La Fayette Park Place in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 5 p.m., Fernandez-Lima got into a confrontation with another person at a park, said Los Angeles Police Lt. John Radtke.
The other person pulled out a gun and shot Fernandez-Lima in what police believe was a dispute over gang membership, Radtke said.
Fernandez-Lima was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:31 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Fernandez-Lima may have been claiming membership to the local gang in that area, but investigators haven’t found any evidence that he was from that gang, Radtke said.
Police identified the suspect as Jose Antonio Garcia, a 36-year-old Latino, Radtke said.
Garcia was charged Sept. 13 with one count of murder and ...
Mohamed Hussein, a 21-year-old black man, died Sunday, Aug. 28, after he was stabbed near West 6th and South Alvarado streets in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m., Hussein was walking near the Metro Red Line station in the area when he was confronted by another man, chased, then stabbed, said Los Angeles police Det. Ray Martinez.
Police are unsure of the reasons for the attack, which is not believed to be gang-related.
Hussein, a native of New York state, was pronounced dead early the next morning at a hospital.
Humberto Morales, a 29-year-old Latino, was charged Aug. 30 with one count of murder, according to court records.
Morales is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 24, Los Angeles County prosecutors said.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD Rampart Division detectives at (213) 484-3642. Those who wish to remain anonymous ...
Adolfo Francisco, a 35-year-old Latino, died Wednesday, July 27, after he was shot in the 1800 block of West 5th Street in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10 p.m. on July 25, Francisco was walking north on South Burlington Avenue approaching West 5th Street when someone shot him from across the street, said LAPD Det. Ray Martinez. The gunman or gunmen ran in an unknown direction.
Francisco was pronounced dead at a hospital at 6:35 p.m. on July 27, according to coroner’s records.
Police are still trying to determine a motive. Francisco was not a documented gang member, Martinez said.
Honatan Gonzalez, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, July 10, in the 2800 block of Beverly Boulevard in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 2 a.m., Gonzalez was shot on the sidewalk outside a banquet hall, said LAPD Det. Ray Martinez. A party at the banquet hall had just ended, but it’s unknown if Gonzalez or the assailant were guests.
Police said that Gonzalez was involved in an argument and was shot. Gonzalez was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:28 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police believe that the gunman fled on foot.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD Rampart Division detectives at (213) 484-3639. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Bulmaro Martinez, a 29-year-old Latino, was found with gunshot wounds Wednesday, June 1, in the 200 block of South Alvarado Street in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 8:50 a.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Division responded to a call of a traffic incident outside a clinic, LAPD Det. Ray Martinez said. The victim had rear-ended another driver and was found inside his silver Toyota Prius.
Investigators think Martinez was shot near Beverly and South Occidental boulevards. Martinez, a father of two, did not belong to a gang and worked as an unlicensed cab driver, police said.
Detectives are looking for witnesses to the shooting, which occurred during morning rush hour.
"The only thing we have is the end result, where he collapses in front of that clinic," Det. Martinez said. "So it's a little weird that nobody ...
Davon McConnell, a 20-year-old black man, was fatally stabbed Wednesday, April 20, in the 900 block of South Elden Avenue in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 1 a.m., officers were called to an apartment regarding a dispute, said Los Angeles Police Lt. John Radtke. McConnell had come over to visit and began fighting with a woman. The woman claimed that McConnell attacked her, and she said she defended herself by stabbing him with a knife, Radtke said.
McConnell was stabbed as many as seven times, in a “very, very disturbing scene,” Radtke said.
“Although she claims it’s self defense, there were significant stab wounds,” he said.
McConnell and the woman have a child who was inside the home when the stabbing occurred.
Taylor Bagnerise, a 22-year black woman, was arrested on suspicion of murder, police said. Bagnerise was charged with one count ...