Jaime Gabriel Butanda, a 14-year-old Latino, died Tuesday, May 1, after he was shot in the 300 block of South Enid Avenue in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Azusa Police officers were called to the area about 3 p.m. regarding a gunshot victim and they found Jaime slumped over a fire hydrant with multiple gunshot wounds, according to coroner’s records.
Jaime was near his home when he was shot, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:31 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators don’t have any information about the shooter, or a motive, Moore said.
They also don’t know if Jaime’s fatal shooting is related to the fatal shooting of William Perez, 21, which occurred five days earlier on ...
William Perez, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, April 27, in the 600 block of North Glenfinnan Avenue in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Perez was visiting friends at the apartment complex where he used to live and was standing outside around 9:55 p.m. when someone shot him multiple times, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said.
When Azusa police officers responded, they found people who were trying to help Perez but no one who had been outside during the shooting, Alfred said.
Investigators think the shooter could have been in a silver sedan or small SUV that was seen driving away, Alfred said.
“There were a lot of ear witnesses who heard the shooting … but nobody actually saw a car with a gun sticking out the side,” Alfred said. “We believe he [Perez] was standing out ...
Rocio Sandoval, a 38-year-old Latina, died on Sunday, Feb. 11, after she was shot in the 1500 block of West McKinley Avenue in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Sandoval and a male friend were talking in a car parked on McKinley Avenue just east of South Irwindale Avenue about 9:50 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
The car was parked in a commercial area, near a local pub, Mendoza said. Sandoval was sitting in the front passenger seat and her friend, a 35-year-old Latino, was sitting in the driver’s seat, when a man they didn’t know came up to the car and began talking, Mendoza said.
“It wasn’t even an angry conversation, but all of a sudden the male produced a handgun and began shooting into the vehicle,” Mendoza said.
Matthew Jonathan Luis Hurtado, a 28-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers on Friday, Oct. 6, in the 700 block of Encanto Parkway in Duarte, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Hurtado was wanted in connection with an Oct. 5 shooting at a family gathering in Pasadena in which a 19-year-old man and 16-year-old girl were wounded, Pasadena Police Lt. Jesse Carrillo said. The girl was treated and released, but the man was critically injured and is still hospitalized.
A task force of officers from multiple agencies began looking for Hurtado on Oct. 6, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said. Hurtado, a parolee, was considered armed and dangerous.
At 1 p.m., the task force — comprised of U.S. Marshals and officers from the Pasadena Police Department, Glendale Police Department and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation — found Hurtado inside his ...
Alexander Alfredo Morales, a 47-year-old Latino, was pronounced dead on Tuesday, March 7, after he was shot in the wash of the San Gabriel River near the corner of Sierra Madre and Todd avenues in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The Azusa Police Department got an anonymous phone call that afternoon about a dead person in the wash, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing.
Officers talked to a man who lived in one of the homeless encampments in the riverbed and knew the location of the body, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing.
Morales was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:30 p.m., according to coroner’s records, which listed the cause of death as gunshot wounds to the chest.
Ewing said investigators believe he was shot three to five days before his body was found ...
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 ...
Francis William Varney, a 77-year-old white man, was shot and killed Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the 500 block of West 4th Street in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Varney was one of three people who were shot when his next-door neighbor, Carlos Francisco Mendez, came out of his home armed with an automatic rifle around 2:25 p.m. and began firing at whomever he saw, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
Mendez, a 45-year-old Latino, first shot at passing cars, hitting a woman who was driving a van. The woman was struck in the head, Corina said, and her van crashed moments later.
Varney was shot when he walked out of his house, apparently to investigate the commotion, Corina said. Mendez then shot a woman who was walking down the street.
Police officers arrived a short time later ...