Habte Keleta, a 57-year-old man, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, after he was beaten in the 2800 block of Crenshaw Boulevard in West Adams, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 9 p.m. on Nov. 19, Keleta was working at a tobacco shop when a man walked in and began to beat him, LAPD Det. Dave Garrido said.
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Dec. 4, 11 a.m.: A previous version of this article incorrectly reported that Keleta was shot. Keleta died of blunt force trauma.
Keleta got a replica handgun, but the suspect took it away and continued to beat him. The suspect took “property” from the area, and fled. Garrido would not say what was taken, citing the pending investigation.
Keleta was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:50 a.m. on Nov. 24, according to coroner’s records.
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Sialeuvea Sitani, a 17-year-old boy of Samoan descent, died Sunday, Nov. 1, after he was shot in the 16100 block of Bellflower Boulevard in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Sitani was standing by the entrance to a trailer court on Bellflower Boulevard about 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, when a car drove up and a passenger inside began shooting, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Victor Lewandowski.
The gunfire struck Sitani multiple times, Lewandowski said. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:06 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Sitani was a resident of Bellflower, but Lewandowski said he wasn’t near his home when he was shot. The youth was alone when he was shot, Lewandowski said, and it’s not clear why he was on the busy street, lined ...
Adrian Shije, a 17-year-old American Indian, was shot and killed Sunday, Sept. 20, near West Avenue 28 and Barranca Street in Lincoln Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 2 p.m., residents in the area heard gunshots, said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Jose Ramirez. People walked outside and found Shije in the intersection suffering from gunshot wounds.
Paramedics took Shije to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:28 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Ramirez said that police are looking for anyone who might have been in the area at the time.
Anyone with information is asked to call Hollenbeck Division detectives at (213) 342-8964. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Almicar Ponce Jr., a 21-year-old Native American, died Tuesday, June 23, after he was shot in the 4200 block of Wall Street in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 2:30 a.m. on June 21, Ponce was standing on the sidewalk in front of a home when two vehicles drove up, said LAPD Det. Richard Arciniega. A person from each vehicle opened fire. A bullet struck Ponce in the head.
Ponce was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead two days later, on June 23, at 8:45 a.m.
Detectives are still trying to determine a description of the vehicles involved, Arciniega said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Newton Division homicide detectives at (323) 846-6556. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Tommie Cheatham, an 18-year-old black and Latino man, was found dead Monday, April 6, in the 800 block of West 101st Street in Vermont Vista, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9 p.m., Cheatham was found in the driveway of a home with stab wounds, said LAPD Det. Rick Gordon.
Cheatham was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:17 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police are looking for witnesses.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-1383. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.