Fabio Sementilli, a 49-year-old white man, was found fatally stabbed Monday, Jan. 23, in the 5000 block of Queen Victoria Road in Woodland Hills, according to police and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5 p.m., officers responded to a medical emergency call and found Sementilli on his patio “with injuries to his face and significant blood,” said Officer Liliana Preciado, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Sementilli had sustained numerous stab wounds to his neck and upper torso, according to police. He was unconscious and not breathing when authorities arrived and was pronounced dead at the scene, Preciado said.
Sementilli’s car, a black 2008 Porsche Carrera 911, was missing, Preciado said. The vehicle had paper plates. Police later found the vehicle, and the case remains under investigation.
Sementilli, who was born in Canada, was a vice president of education for the cosmetics giant ...
Michael Yonko, a 46-year-old white man, died Thursday, Jan. 19, a week after he was beaten near West Sixth Street and South Vermont Avenue in Koreatown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, Yonko was sitting in a chair in a parking lot when a person described as a black man with bulky clothing walked up behind him and assaulted him with a baseball bat, said Los Angeles Police Det. John Lamberti.
Yonko was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:09 a.m. on Jan. 19, according to coroner’s records.
Yonko was a homeless man who frequented the area, Lamberti said.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD West Bureau homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Ovik Oganesyan, a 50-year-old Armenian man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the 12400 block of Venice Boulevard in Mar Vista, according to police and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11:30 a.m., witnesses saw a man and woman wearing dark hooded sweatshirts, walk into a marijuana dispensary. Minutes later, gunshots were heard, said Los Angeles Police Lt. John Radtke.
Police responded and found a wounded Oganesyan inside the dispensary. Police believe Oganesyan was working there and had been robbed, Radtke said.
Oganesyan was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:05 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
So far, police don’t have a description of a suspect.
“We’re hopeful that we’ll get into video, but we don’t have that yet,” Radtke said.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD West bureau detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who ...
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 ...
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 ...
Nickolas William Clouse, a 33-year-old white man, was shot and killed Sunday, Dec. 25, in the 10800 block of Redfern Avenue in the Lennox area south of Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Residents told investigators they heard multiple gunshots around 9 p.m. and that when they looked outside, they saw Clouse lying in the street, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing.
Clouse, who had been shot, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:46 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Witnesses said they saw two men running away from the scene but had no further description, Ewing said.
Clouse was affiliated with a gang that claims that residential area, Ewing said, and investigators believe the shooting may be gang-related.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau ...
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 ...
Aaron David Whatley, a 43-year-old white man, was stabbed to death Thursday, Dec. 8, in the 4900 block of Ferro Court in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 6:30 a.m., Long Beach police were called about a stabbing, according to a news release. Officers found Whatley, who had been stabbed in the chest.
Whatley was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:04 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
A man at the scene was detained, but police released him pending further investigation, a spokeswoman said. No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information can call Long Beach police detectives at (562) 570-7244. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.