Jinguo Jiang, a 55-year-old Chinese man, was beaten to death on Thursday, Jan. 25, in the 1200 block of South Sierra Vista Avenue in Alhambra, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Alhambra police officers were called about 4:40 p.m. after a body was found in the backyard of a rooming house, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.
The property included a house and garage that had been divided into 11 bedrooms and rented out, according to the release.
The initial report indicated the victim was a woman, but the body turned out to be Jiang’s. He was found face-down with his body crammed between a concrete step and a water heater, The Times reported. It was difficult to see his face, which was bloodied and covered with cardboard.
Jiang was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:10 p.m ...
Franklin Pon-Ros, a 3-year-old boy of Cambodian-Laotian descent, died on Saturday, Jan. 20, after he was shot in the 2800 block of West Alondra Boulevard in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Franklin was in the back seat of a car when his mother and her boyfriend stopped in the parking lot of Nate’s Liquor Mart at West Alondra Boulevard and South McKinley Avenue about 7:40 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
The boyfriend walked into the store briefly, passing another man standing at the counter, according to surveillance video made public on KTLA5 and other networks this week. The men saw each other but did not speak in the store, Mendoza said.
The man at the counter left and walked to his car, which was parked near the door. The boyfriend left the store a few ...
Steven Luong Tang, a 26-year-old Asian man, was shot and killed Thursday, Nov. 23, in the 14200 block of Gager Street in Arleta, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Tang had been released from prison two weeks earlier and was visiting his mother for Thanksgiving, said LAPD Valley Homicide Det. David Peteque.
He and his family had eaten Thanksgiving dinner at a relative’s home in Whittier and had returned to his mother’s home around 8 p.m., Peteque said. While his mother and another family member were in one part of the house, Tang went to the rear of the house around 8:15 p.m., where he was confronted by someone, Peteque said.
“Some kind of altercation occurred in the back bedroom, and he was shot,” Peteque said. “There was no sign of forced entry, and we have no idea how the ...
Danny Bunthung, a 21-year-old Asian man, was fatally shot Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the 1600 block of East Anaheim Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9:30 p.m., Long Beach police responded to the area of Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue about shots fired at a nearby liquor store. Officers found Bunthung and three other men with multiple gunshot wounds.
Bunthung was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:35 p.m., according to coroner's records. Another victim, Dallas Tai Som, 22, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Two others were transported to the hospital and recovered from their wounds.
Police believe Bunthung and Som got into a fight at the liquor store with other several people, which escalated to a shooting, according to a news release. The suspects then fled the store.
Detectives later identified Morris Om ...
Dallas Tai Som, a 22-year-old Asian man, was fatally shot Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the 1600 block of East Anaheim Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9:30 p.m., Long Beach police responded to the area of Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue about shots fired at a nearby liquor store. Officers found Som and three other men with multiple gunshot wounds.
Som was pronounced dead at 9:47 p.m. at a hospital, according to coroner’s records. Another victim, Danny Bunthung, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were transported to the hospital and recovered from their wounds.
Police believe Bunthung and Som got into a fight at the liquor store with several other people, which escalated to a shooting, according to a news release. The suspects then fled the store.
Detectives later identified Morris Om ...
Yizhu Mu, a 36-year-old Asian woman, was found dead Friday, Sept. 29, in the 16900 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Artesia, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators.
Mu had a San Gabriel address, according to Lt. Derrick Alfred, but she had been staying at the Excelsior Hotel, also known as the Artesia Inn and Suites, for at least a week.
A hotel maid discovered Mu’s body about 10:50 a.m. on the bed in the room, officials said. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 11 a.m., Alfred said.
Early reports indicated that Mu had been strangled, but investigators put a security hold on her autopsy results so an exact cause of death won’t be available until the investigation is finished, Alfred said.
“It’s definitely a homicide,” the lieutenant said. “The signs of trauma lead us to believe it wasn’t a ...
Damien Michael Blakely, a 44-year-old Asian and black man, was shot and killed Thursday, Sept. 7 in the 5300 block of Monterey Road in Montecito Heights, according to authorities and coroner’s records.
About 8:45 p.m., Blakely, who was visiting family in the area, was washing a pickup truck parked in front of a home. A black sedan drove up and stopped, said Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez.
Blakely and a person inside the sedan “exchanged words,” then someone in the sedan shot Blakely, Ramirez said.
Blakely was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:58 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police believe there was more than one person in the sedan, which fled south on Monterey Road.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ramirez at (323) 342-8964. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Hye Soon Oh, a 67-year-old Asian woman, was fatally shot Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the 2900 block of Montrose Avenue in Glendale, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Glendale police responded about 8:30 p.m. after a report of gunfire in the area, according to Sgt. Robert William, a department spokesman. Officers found Oh on the ground near a vehicle in an open carport area of an apartment complex.
She had a single gunshot wound, according to William. Oh was transported to the hospital where she died at 9:40 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators believe it was not a random shooting and that Oh was possibly targeted for a robbery as she was returning home from her business, William said.
“Because the crime happened somewhat in a confined area, away from public view, we don’t believe this was a random act ...
Jorge Luis Chan, a 52-year-old Asian man, was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 4, near Main Street and Strand Street in Santa Monica, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 6:30 p.m., Santa Monica police received multiple calls about a shooting, according to a news release. Upon arriving, officers found Chan suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Chan was transported to a hospital, where he died at 7:16 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
As officers searched the area near 3rd Street and Hollister Avenue, they found Christopher Charles Davis, 46, who matched the description of the shooter. Davis had a handgun and pointed the weapon at police, authorities said.
Several other officers arrived and confronted Davis, which led to an exchange of gunfire. Davis was struck and taken into custody. He later was transported to a hospital, where was treated for his wounds ...
Tae Kyung Sung, a 31-year-old Korean man, was fatally stabbed Sunday, July 30, in the 1100 block of South Menlo Avenue in Pico-Union, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5 a.m., Los Angeles police officers were called to an apartment and found Mison Yoo, a 26-year-old Asian woman, walking around inside, said LAPD Lt. John Radtke.
Officers found Yoo covered in blood and Sung in a back room suffering from stab wounds, police said.
Sung was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:20 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police said that Yoo was intoxicated at the time of the killing, but she gave a statement to police.
Yoo said she had had domestic violence problems with Sung in the past, but police said there were no reports on file.
Yoo was charged Aug. 1 with one count of murder, according to the Los Angeles County ...
Siosifa Maama, a 21-year-old Tongan man, was shot and killed Wednesday, July 19, in the 11400 block of South Broadway in the Broadway-Manchester area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 10 p.m., between four and six people drove to a marijuana dispensary and tried to rob the store, Los Angeles Police Det. Nate Kouri said.
The would-be robbers struggled with Maama, a security guard, who was shot.
Two other people inside the business also were shot, Kouri said. A third person was wounded and ran away.
Maama was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:10 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The other shooting victims are expected to survive their injuries, authorities said.
Some of the suspects, described only as black men and possibly about 30 years old, fled on foot, while others drove away in a light-colored sedan ...
Katrina Lynn Barragan, a 37-year-old Asian woman, died on Sunday, July 2, after she was stabbed in the 4200 block of Jonathon Street in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Barragan and her husband, Rafael Barragan, a 47-year-old Latino, got into an argument at their home the evening of July 1, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
Katrina Barragan called 911 about 11 p.m. and her husband hung up the phone, Moore said. The call triggered deputies to go to the home, Moore said. When they arrived, they found Rafael Barragan outside the house and his wife inside, with stab wounds, Moore said.
Katrina Barragan was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead at 12:40 a.m. July 2, according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as multiple stab wounds.