Ceasar Omar Molina, a 29-year-old Latino, was shot Friday, June 23, at the intersection of Mansa Drive and Parise Drive in La Mirada, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators.
Molina was driving northbound on Parise Drive about 8 p.m., when he turned left onto Mansa Drive, said Lt. Joe Mendoza.
A light-colored car heading the opposite direction turned onto Parise Drive at the same time, and as the two cars passed, someone in the other car shot into Molina's car.
Molina was struck in the upper torso, Mendoza said. His car rolled forward until it hit a garage in the 14100 block of Mansa Drive. No one else was injured.
The gunman's vehicle headed southbound on Parise Drive then westbound on Lymark Street, Mendoza said.
Residents called for help and Molina was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead at 9:09 p.m., …
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Mark Daniel Sly, a 45-year-old white man, was shot to death by L.A. County sheriff's deputies Tuesday, Nov. 22, in the 13500 block of South Beach Boulevard in La Mirada, according to coroner’s records.
Sly, carrying a handgun, walked into a convenience store about 9 p.m. and ordered the people inside to leave, said Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
Deputies were called, Jauch said, and when they arrived, Sly was standing in front of the store holding a gun in his right hand. He ignored the deputies' commands to drop the weapon and went back inside, Jauch said.
During a nearly four-hour standoff, a sheriff’s SWAT officer fired once into the store, after Sly allegedly pointed his gun at deputies. A short time later, Sly fired his gun once through the store’s front window. No one was injured by those shots, Jauch said.
Sheriff’s Department crisis negotiators spoke with Sly on …
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Josefina Alcocer-Estrada, a 48-year-old Latina, was killed by blunt force trauma Friday, Feb. 26, in the 14300 block of Firestone Boulevard in La Mirada, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Alcocer was a long-time employee of the La Mirada In-N-Out Burger and was throwing trash into the restaurant’s outside bin about 4:45 a.m. when she was struck multiple times by an unknown assailant, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch said.
Alcocer had arrived at work about 4 a.m. and had not been outside very long when she was killed, Jauch said.
“She had multiple blunt force trauma, like she was beaten with a baseball bat,” Jauch said. “We don’t know what killed her or who killed her, but it was some kind of force to her head.”
An employee in a neighboring business noticed someone lying in the restaurant’s parking lot and called 911, Jauch said. A short …
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Dominic Andrew Mendoza, a 20-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 16, in the 13000 block of Bona Vista Lane in La Mirada, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Deputies responded to a call of shots fired about 12:41 a.m. at a two-story home, said Lt. Dave Coleman with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Deputies saw bullet holes in the front door and on the attached garage of the home. Shell casings were in the street.
The residents of the home were uncooperative, Coleman said.
The incident was later linked to Mendoza, who was dropped off at a hospital in Whittier. Mendoza was discovered on the floor by a passerby in the parking lot of the emergency room area, Coleman said.
A person had driven Mendoza to the hospital, opened the passenger side door, and left him there. Mendoza was pronounced dead at 1:09 a.m., said Ed …
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Frank Martinez, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by police Thursday, March 1, in the 15500 block of Escalona Road in La Mirada, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Martinez, a documented gang member, was wanted in connection with a double homicide Nov. 30 in East L.A. He had been on the run since the slayings, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said.
When officers arrived at the La Mirada residence to serve a warrant, Martinez scrambled on to the roof of a nearby home. Three officers and an FBI agent fired after Martinez appeared to reach into his pocket, Smith said. The officers also believed he fired at least one shot.
The accounts that the suspect had armed himself were supported by multiple civilian witnesses interviewed at the scene, Smith said.
Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene as news helicopters showed live video of him lying on the …
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