Dominick Gonzales, a 38-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, April 19, in the 13100 block of Valley Boulevard in Bassett, an unincorporated community in the San Gabriel Valley, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The shooting occurred at the El Jalisco Café, where Gonzales and three other men were having dinner, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
The four men appeared to have a normal meal, according to witnesses, and had just walked outside near a patio of diners when gunfire erupted, Mendoza said.
“We know there were at least two shooters in that group,” Mendoza said, “but as soon as the shooting started, everybody put their heads down, so we haven’t been able to confirm who was shooting.”
Investigators are hoping that film from nearby surveillance cameras will help them identify the shooters, Mendoza said. A taco truck in ...
Rodin Flores Ulloa, a 29-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, April 19, in the 700 block of East 87th Street in Green Meadows, according to police and coroner’s records.
Shortly before 6:30 p.m., Ulloa drove to the area in a truck to pick up a 29-year-old man. While he was there, he got into a dispute with another man outside, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido. The neighbor got a weapon and shot Flores and the other man, Garrido said.
The shooting was the result of a “long-standing neighbor dispute,” he said.
The 29-year-old is expected to survive. Ulloa was pronounced dead at the scene.
Juan Rodriguez, a 47-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.
Rodriguez has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder and one count of attempted murder, according to a spokeswoman from the Los Angeles County district attorney ...
Saul Rodriguez, a 20-year-old Latino, was beaten and stabbed Thursday, April 14, near Dronfield Avenue and Astoria Street in Sylmar, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 3 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call regarding a victim of assault, according to a news release from the department. Officers found Rodriguez with several stab wounds.
Investigators determined that Rodriguez was walking his cousin home from school when he was confronted by multiple people who jumped out of a vehicle and began to beat and stab him, LAPD Det. Dave Peteque said.
The assailants then ran to the vehicle. Paramedics took Rodriguez to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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Luis Rene Luna, a 24-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, April 13, in the 14300 block of Haynes Street in Van Nuys, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 1:30 p.m., Luna was confronted by a man outside a condominium complex, said Los Angeles police Det. Dave Peteque. Luna was stabbed, and the man ran away, he said.
Luna was pronounced dead at a hospital.
With the assistance of gang detectives and officers, police were able to narrow down a suspect, Peteque said. Josue David Morales, a 24-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder April 15.
Juan Carlos Quinones, a 28-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, April 13, in the 2100 block of East 105th Street in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 6:30 p.m., Quinones was walking in the street when a vehicle drove by and a person inside fired multiple rounds, said Los Angeles police Det. Dave Garrido.
The vehicle then continued traveling east on East 105th Street.
Quinones was struck and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:38 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police are looking for additional witnesses.
Sergio Beltran, a 37-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, April 12, in the 1300 block of East Washington Boulevard in downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 10:40 p.m., a man walked up to Beltran at a gas station and shot him, said Los Angeles Police Det. Rich Arciniega.
Beltran was pronounced dead on a sidewalk at 10:33 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Police determined that Beltran had gotten into an altercation with two or three people moments earlier at a nearby restaurant, Arciniega said.
The assailants then followed Beltran to the gas station, where one person shot him.The shooter may have jumped into a small car, which fled the scene.
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Frederick Andreas Castro, a 23-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, April 2, in the 1300 block of 59th Street, in the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner records.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called at 5:32 p.m. about a shooting, said Lt. Dave Coleman.
Castro and a friend had been standing near their cars in their neighborhood, when a white car pulled up beside them, Coleman said.
Someone inside the car fired two rounds, striking Castro once. The white car sped away, heading west on 59th Street, then turning right onto Hooper Avenue.
Friends immediately drove Castro to the hospital, Coleman said, but he was pronounced dead at 5:38 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Castro was a member of a gang, and investigators believe the shooting was gang-related, Coleman said. Witnesses ...
Aiden Matthew Lopez, a 5-month-old Latino, died Saturday, March 26, after he was beaten in the 43400 block of Gadsden Avenue in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
On March 22, the baby's parents left for work and left him in the care of a family friend who had been working as their babysitter for about eight weeks, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Eddie Hernandez.
When the baby’s mother came home from work about 6 p.m., the babysitter asked her to come look at the boy and said, “I don’t think he’s breathing,” Hernandez said.
The mother grabbed her son and called 911, Hernandez said. The baby was taken to a hospital and treated for serious head trauma, bruising on his upper torso and a possible broken arm, Hernandez said.
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Alexander Gonzalez, a 35-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, March 24, near West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Raymond Avenue in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5:30 p.m., Gonzalez was driving a BMW SUV north on South Raymond Avenue and stopped at an intersection, said Los Angeles police Det. Rob Lait.
Another vehicle pulled alongside the SUV and a person fired into it, Lait said.
Gonzalez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:52 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The vehicle fled east on West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Alex Antonio Melendez, a 28-year-old Latino, died Thursday, March 24, after he was shot in the 1200 block of Menlo Avenue in Pico-Union, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10:30 p.m., Melendez drove to the area in a gray pickup, with others following him in a red pickup, said Los Angeles police Det. Steve Katz. When the group got to the area, there was a confrontation and Melendez was shot, Katz said.
Melendez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:40 a.m. on March 24, according to coroner’s records.
Police are trying to determine whether the shooting suspect was defending himself and his group. Katz said the man has been interviewed and is cooperating with police. The case is still under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Bureau homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who ...