Melanie Ann Cunningham, a 58-year-old white woman, was pronounced dead on Monday, Dec. 17, after she was fatally stabbed in the 15600 block of South Frailey Avenue in East Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Investigators were called to Cunningham's home after her longtime husband, Henry Cunningham, a 66-year-old black man, called the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division to report he had stabbed his wife, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Det. Kevin Acebedo.
Police officers took Henry into custody, and then called the sheriff's Homicide Bureau when they realized the case was in their jurisdiction, Acebedo said.
According to a news release from the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Cunningham and her 1-year-old granddaughter were asleep inside her bedroom when her husband grabbed a kitchen knife and slit her throat.
Henry Cunningham has been charged with one count of murder and one misdemeanor count of cruelty …
Jose Enrique Lopez, a 30-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, May 24, in the 4600 block of East Rosecrans Avenue in East Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 2:30 p.m., Lopez was walking alone along East Rosecrans Avenue when he was shot, said Lt. John Corina with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Lopez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:20 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Witnessed later told authorities that they heard gunshots and saw Lopez run across the street and collapse on the sidewalk.
Detectives are still working on a description of the gunman and are unsure about the motive, Corina said.
Lopez’s family has set up a fundraising page to help with burial expenses.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call …
Leroy Swanigan Jr., a 60-year-old black male, died Thursday, April 28, after he was stabbed at the corner of East Compton Boulevard and South Castlegate Avenue in East Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
L.A. County Sheriff's Department deputies were called to the scene about 4:17 p.m. after the department received multiple calls about a man who had been stabbed in the retail area, said Lt. Steve Jauch.
Paramedics found Swanigan lying on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds in his abdomen, Jauch said. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:49 p.m., according to coroner's records.
Witnesses told investigators that Swanigan was stabbed by a black man, who fled east on East Compton Boulevard out of view, Jauch said.
Investigators don't know why Swanigan was at the intersection, or what occurred between the men before he was stabbed, Jauch said. "We …