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.
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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 ...
Kevin Zamora, a 23-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Jan. 17 in the 2700 block of Beverly Boulevard in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 1:40 p.m., Zamora was walking with a friend on Beverly Boulevard when a person walked up and opened fire, said LAPD Det. Ray Martinez. It’s unclear if there was an exchange, Martinez said.
The other person was not injured. Zamora was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:19 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Charles Leonard Smith, a 66-year-old black man, was found dead Monday, Dec. 7, off North Alvarado Street underneath the 101 Freeway, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11 a.m., Smith was found with stab wounds inside his tent under the freeway, said LAPD Det. Ray Martinez. Smith was last seen alive about 11 p.m. Sunday.
Martinez said that Smith was well-known to the merchants and others who frequent the area. "I'm sure somebody heard something," he said.
In April, Martinez said, Smith was stabbed after an argument. No one was arrested in that incident, and police are looking into whether that was related to the fatal attack.
Smith was featured in the Los Angeles Times in June in an article about a City Council proposal to crack down on homeless encampments. The article outlined the possessions of homeless people.
Smith, an Air Force veteran ...