Gerardo Martin Vasquez, a 52-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by California Highway Patrol officers on Monday, Feb. 6, in the 3300 block of Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
CHP officers were called to the eastbound 10 Freeway near the Centinela Avenue exit about 12:20 a.m. regarding a man running on the freeway, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
The officers spotted a man -- later identified as Vasquez -- running near the center divider with a knife in his hand, Mendoza said. “It was like a folding knife in an open position, so all you could see was the blade,” he said.
The CHP halted traffic on the freeway, and Vasquez ran onto the embankment to Pico Boulevard, returned to the freeway and then ran back up on Pico to a walkway between two commercial buildings ...
Solomon Picart, a 37-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the 6400 block of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 2 p.m., a bicyclist was stabbed along the north side of Sunset Boulevard near Ivar Avenue, said LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado, a spokesman for the department.
The assailant ran along Sunset Boulevard and tried to get into a coffee shop, but employees held the door shut, Preciado said.
The man, later identified as Picart, then walked into the Jack in the Box on Sunset.
He stabbed a second person, Preciado said. As the second victim ran away, police officers rushed inside. Picart then knifed a third person.
Video posted on social media from inside the restaurant shows a person calling for a makeshift tourniquet for a victim, who is seen sitting in a chair ...
Eduardo Fernandez, a 25-year-old Latino, was killed by police officers Friday, Jan. 27, in the 2900 block of West Main Street in Alhambra, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Alhambra police officers were called about 7:25 p.m. Fernandez’s mother told 911 that Fernandez was fighting with his parents and possibly had a gun, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
As the officers drove to the residence, they heard gunfire, Jauch said. Fernandez was firing a gun outside the house, Jauch said, “but we believe he was firing into the air; nobody was hit.”
When the officers arrived, Fernandez fired at the officers, Jauch said. Two officers shot back, striking Fernandez multiple times.
Fernandez was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:05 p.m. with multiple gunshot wounds, according to coroner’s records. No one ...
Jorge Victor, a 33-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Jan. 22, after he was shot by police in the 2700 block of East 220th St. in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10:50 p.m. on Jan. 21, Long Beach police responded to report about gunshots in the 900 block of Via Wanda, according to a news release. They found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and later released.
Gang enforcement detectives looked for the gunman through the night. About 11 a.m. on Jan. 22, detectives identified Victor as the gunman and went to his house in Carson.
As SWAT officers approached the home, Victor fled out the back and jumped multiple fences.
Victor forced his way into a family's home on the same block. Several members of ...
Eric David Anderson, a 48-year-old white man, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, after he was shot by a police officer near Ranch Road, in the 200 block of Windsong Court in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Azusa police were called after residents reported hearing gunshots about 11 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Moments later, the police department also received a call from a woman saying her husband — later identified as Anderson — had a gun and was behaving erratically, Mendoza said.
When officers arrived, Anderson’s wife met them on Ranch Road, just a few steps from the end of Windsong Court, a small street in the condominium complex where the couple lived.
As she spoke with the officers, Anderson stepped onto Ranch Road, The Times reported. An officer ordered him to surrender, but Anderson pointed ...
Sinuon Pream, a 37-year-old Asian woman, was shot and killed by Long Beach police officers Sunday. Jan 15, in the 5900 block of East 7th Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11:15 a.m., Long Beach police were dispatched to a restaurant where a woman was threatening people with a knife, according to a news release.
Police officers tried to persuade Pream to surrender, but she refused and began walking toward the nearby Veterans Hospital. Officers then attempted to use a taser on Pream, but the device misfired.
Pream tried to approach the officers with the knife, and two opened fire, hitting her in the stomach and legs. Long Beach police identified the two officers as Eliser Domingo and Bradley Muhlenkamp, both of whom were hired in April 2016.
Pream was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced ...
Michael Dwaine Rogers, a 32-year-old white man, was fatally shot by Los Angeles police Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the 1100 block of South Hope Street downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 5 p.m., a security guard saw Rogers, armed with a kitchen knife, try to carjack an L.A. City Department of Transportation officer, but the officer was able to fend him off, police said.
The transportation officer waved down two LAPD traffic officers, who confronted Rogers on South Hope Street between 11th and 12th streets.
Rogers lunged at the driver’s side of the police cruiser with the knife, police said. The officer at the wheel sped forward and made a U-turn, but Rogers entered a nearby exercise studio, frightening customers who scrambled to get away. Rogers then exited the business and was confronted by officers.
“Rogers continued to walk toward the officers ...
Ruben Lamont Randolph, a 51-year-old black man, was shot and killed by police officers on Wednesday, Jan. 4, in the 900 block of North San Antonio Avenue in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Pomona Police officers were called to the area of North San Antonio Avenue and East Columbia Avenue about 7 p.m. regarding a man who was shooting into an apartment, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
Officers saw a man, later identified as Randolph, walking in the middle of the block, holding a handgun, said Jauch. The officers and Randolph exchanged gunfire, Jauch said, and then Randolph ran into the alley behind the apartment building.
The officers followed him, and three officers shot again, Jauch said, this time striking Randolph, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:22 p.m.
No officers were injured ...
Zhonghua Li, a 48-year-old Chinese man, died on Saturday, Dec. 24, after he was shot by deputies in the 3400 block of Greenglade Avenue in Pico Rivera, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Deputies were called to Li's residence about 4:45 p.m., according to L.A. County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
Family members had called 911 to report that Li had a history of mental illness and was arguing with family members and attacking them with a sharp object, Jauch said.
Li stabbed one of his family members in the hand, Jauch said, but the victim refused treatment. Others in the house included Li’s father, sister and brother-in-law, he said.
When deputies arrived, Li was standing in the street, holding the object in his hand, Jauch said. Li “walked aggressively” toward the deputies, one of whom tried to stop him ...
Jose Luis Sanchez, a 30-year-old Latino, died on Friday, Dec. 23, after he was shot by police officers at the intersection of Esto Avenue and Fieldcrest Street in El Monte, according to Los Angeles County authorities.
Sanchez, who lived in San Bernardino, was driving a mid-sized SUV about 9:35 p.m. when El Monte police officers tried to stop him for a drunken driving investigation near the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Tyler Avenue, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
When Sanchez refused to stop, officers gave chase, pursuing him for nearly two miles, to Esto Avenue and Fieldcrest Street, Jauch said. Officers laid down spiked strips to try to stop Sanchez, but "they had no effect," Jauch said.
During the pursuit, Sanchez’s SUV collided with another vehicle at Arden Drive and Valley Boulevard, Jauch said.
The people in the other vehicle were ...
Ryan Devaughn Joseph, a 20-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Los Angeles police on Sunday, Dec. 18, in the 6000 block of South Western Avenue in Harvard Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8:25 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Metro Division observed a man who held his hands near his waistband and who was believed to be carrying a weapon, said Lt. Chris Ramirez with the LAPD.
When officers approached, the man — later identified as Joseph by the coroner's office — fled and ran through an apartment building before turning north on Western toward 60th Street.
At that point, at least one officer opened fire, striking Joseph, Ramirez said.
Joseph was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said it was not clear what happened in the moments leading up to the shooting. Ramirez said a ...
Fidel Jimmy Barrios, a 33-year-old Latino, died on Saturday, Dec. 17, after he was shot by deputies in the 900 block of La Verne Avenue in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to Barrios’ residence about 1:05 a.m. after receiving a 911 call about a gunshot victim, said Lt. Steve Jauch.
Deputies entered the duplex where Barrios lived after people who had gathered outside told deputies that someone inside had been shot, Jauch said.
Deputies found Barrios sitting in a chair in his bedroom, bleeding from the face, Jauch said.
A shotgun was at Barrios’ feet, Jauch said.
“The deputies told him not to move, but he reached for the gun and that’s when the shooting occurred," Jauch said.
Two deputies fired multiple shots at Barrios, Jauch said.
Barrios was taken ...
Robert James Hess, a 60-year-old white man, died Thursday, Dec. 15, after he was shot by sheriff’s deputies in the 15600 block of Windrush Drive in Hacienda Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Hess had been with relatives in Downey that afternoon discussing family financial matters, when he became upset and began making threats, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Downey police officers went to the 7300 block of Hannon Street about 1 p.m. after receiving a 911 call saying that Hess was threatening family members with a knife and a gun, Mendoza said.
When officers arrived, Hess was driving away from the house on his motorcycle, Mendoza said. He allegedly evaded officers when they tried to stop him, and the officers gave chase, following Hess onto the southbound 5 Freeway.
The pursuing officers lost Hess when he turned ...
Pablo Renato Cartagena, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers Monday, Nov. 28, in the 2700 block of Maple Avenue in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 1 p.m., officers with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Metropolitan Division were driving near East 27th Street and Maple Avenue when they spotted a man who they “believed was about to burglarize a vehicle,” said LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar.
The officers stopped to investigate, Aguilar said, and the man, later identified as Cartagena, ran.
The officers chased him to the back of a nearby home, where one officer shot him.
Cartagena was pronounced dead at 1:14 p.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
It was not immediately clear what happened in the moments before the shooting or why the officer fired, Aguilar said.
Investigators found a handgun near ...