George Rafael Castillo, a 37-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Oct. 5, in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Boyle Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 1 a.m., Castillo was standing on a sidewalk talking to another person who pulled out a gun and shot him multiple times, said Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez.
A 31-year-old woman standing nearby was wounded in the leg, Ramirez said.
Castillo was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:44 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police are still trying to determine if another man was shot at that location.
The suspect may have fled on foot west on Pennsylvania Avenue, police said. It’s unknown what the two men were talking about and what prompted the shooting, Ramirez said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ramirez at (323 ...
Angel Garcia, an 18-year-old Latino, died Monday, Oct. 2, after he was shot near Downey Avenue and Alondra Boulevard in Paramount, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Garcia was driving north on Downey Avenue around 11 p.m. when he was shot several times by someone in a passing car, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
Three friends in Garcia’s car were not injured in the gunfire, authorities said.
After the shooting, Garcia continued driving about a block farther on Downey and then turned west on Madison Street, where he stopped in the 8400 block of the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:04 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The gunman’s car was described only as dark-colored, Moore said. The shooter never stopped driving, and Moore said investigators aren’t sure what direction the vehicle headed after ...
Andrew James Chavez, an 18-year-old Latino, was shot and killed on Saturday, Sept. 30, in the 43000 block of 6th Street East in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Chavez and his girlfriend, Clotee Annitinette Reyes, 19, had gone to an impromptu party at a friend’s house with about 20 other people, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred.
The group got together on the spur of the moment, sometime after midnight, to celebrate a friend’s birthday, Alfred said.
As people were heading outside to leave, “some kind of argument occurred,” he said. Moments later, a car drove up to the departing people and someone inside opened fire.
Chavez and Reyes were in the street when they were struck by gunfire about 1:45 a.m. They were both pronounced dead at the scene at 2 a.m., according to ...
Edgar Javier Godinez Gomez, a 26-year-old Latino, died Tuesday, Sept.29, after he was shot in the 2000 block of Saybrook Avenue in Commerce, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Employees coming to work in the industrial neighborhood spotted Godinez Gomez’s body around 8 a.m., lying along an access road near some railroad tracks behind a warehouse, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said. He had been shot in the head multiple times.
“The body was lying out in the open. It would be hard to miss,” Alfred said. “It looked like he’d been there for several hours.”
Godinez Gomez, a resident of the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:25 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those ...
Estephan Hernandez, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Sept. 28, in the 1100 block of East 148th Street in West Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Hernandez was sitting in his parked car talking to a friend when a black, four-door sedan drove up beside them about 9:30 p.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
A person in the sedan fired while the car was in motion, Mendoza said. The vehicle was last seen driving west on 148th Street, away from Hernandez’s car.
Hernandez, a college senior scheduled to graduate in the spring, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene at 9:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
His friend, a 21-year-old woman, was wounded and taken to the hospital. The woman is expected to survive her injuries, Mendoza said.
Hernandez lived ...
Michael Antonio Ochoa, a 34-year-old Latino, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, after he was shot at Idabel Avenue and Fairhaven Street in Carson, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators.
Ochoa was walking near his home around 2:30 a.m. when he was shot, but no one reported seeing the shooting, Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
Deputies went to the intersection after someone called 911 and reported hearing gunshots.
“We think he was hanging out, just walking from one place to another area he frequents,” Mendoza said. “When the deputies arrived, he was lying on the ground, unconscious, with at least one gunshot wound to the body.”
It’s not known whether the shooter was on foot or in a vehicle, Mendoza said. “All we have is people who heard a shooting.”
Ochoa was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:59 a.m., according to Mendoza ...
Brayan Jose Rodriguez, a 20-year-old Latino, died from suspicious causes on Sunday, Sept. 24, in the 23600 block of Via Valer in Santa Clarita, according to Los Angeles County authorities.
Deputies were called to the house where Rodriguez died about 3:57 p.m. with a report of a "person not breathing," said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
Paramedics were unable to revive Rodriguez, Moore said.
Rodriguez, who was from Valencia, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:20 p.m., according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. The cause of death is still pending.
Investigators aren’t commenting about the specifics of Rodriguez’s death, except to say it appeared he was strangled.
“Based on statements and other evidence, we believe that the crime of murder occurred,” Moore said.
Deputies arrested Rodriguez’s friend, Christian Alexander Ortiz, a 21-year-old ...