Brooke Lavon Jackson, a 40-year-old black woman, was fatally stabbed on Friday, Oct. 26, in the 4200 block of Carlin Avenue in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Deputies were called to the home where Jackson lived with her husband, Dennis Ray Jackson, 47, and their two children around 8:44 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
Investigators found Jackson in her bedroom with multiple stab wounds, Moore said. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:57 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Her husband was found inside his car, which was parked in the driveway, with a gunshot wound to the head, said Det. Marcelo Quintero. He was also pronounced dead at the scene at 8:53 a.m., according to coroner’s records. His death was ruled a suicide.
It appears the couple “had a heated argument that turned violent during the early morning hours,” Quintero …
Jason Zapata, a 19-year-old Latino, was fatally shot on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the 11800 block of Louise Avenue in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Investigators believe Zapata and his companion, Jonathan Flores, 24, drove to the south end of Louise Avenue, a cul-de-sac that butts up against the southwest section of the 105 and 710 freeways interchange, to meet someone shortly after 1 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred.
The two were in Zapata’s car, a gold-colored, 1990s Mercedes Benz. Investigators believe Zapata was driving and Flores was the front seat passenger, Alfred said.
Deputies were called to the scene at 1:29 p.m. regarding a gunshot victim. Witnesses reported coming outside when they heard gunfire and seeing a light-colored sedan racing away, with three people inside.
Zapata was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head, Alfred said. …