Damien Michael Blakely, a 44-year-old Asian and black man, was shot and killed Thursday, Sept. 7 in the 5300 block of Monterey Road in Montecito Heights, according to authorities and coroner’s records.
About 8:45 p.m., Blakely, who was visiting family in the area, was washing a pickup truck parked in front of a home. A black sedan drove up and stopped, said Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez.
Blakely and a person inside the sedan “exchanged words,” then someone in the sedan shot Blakely, Ramirez said.
Blakely was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:58 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police believe there was more than one person in the sedan, which fled south on Monterey Road.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ramirez at (323) 342-8964. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Jonixer Chavez-Ramirez, a 24-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Monday, Nov. 28, in the 4400 block of Sinova Street in Montecito Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records and police.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m., Chavez-Ramirez was standing with a group of friends in the driveway of a home when two rounds were fired, said Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez.
Chavez-Ramirez was struck once and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to coroner’s records.
Detectives said they don't know whether the shots were fired by a person on foot or in a vehicle.
So far, Ramirez said, there’s nothing to indicate why Chavez-Ramirez would be targeted, as he and his friends had “no association whatsoever” with street gangs.
“It’s a big whodunit,” he said. Police are looking for additional witnesses.
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Adrian Ernesto Posueloz, a 25-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Nov. 29, after he was shot in the 4400 block of Mercury Avenue in Montecito Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11:15 p.m. on Nov. 28, officers from the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division responded to a call of a shooting investigation and found Posueloz suffering from a gunshot wound, said LAPD Det. Jose Ramirez.
Police detemined that, before the shooting, Posueloz and his friends were going out and got into two separate vehicles. Poseuloz and another person got into a sedan when another dark-colored car pulled up and a passenger got out of the front seat.
The man asked “Where you from?” prompting Poseuloz and his friend to try to run away.
Posueloz ran about 50 feet before he was struck by gunfire. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Nov ...
Joseph Medrano, a 30-year-old Latino, died Monday, Nov. 26, in the 500 block of Kendall Avenue in Montecito Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Police responding to a 911 call at 3:55 p.m. discovered Medrano strangled, said Ed Winter, coroner’s spokesman.
He was pronounced dead at 4:21 p.m.
Medrano died in a struggle with a woman who was later taken into custody. She was later released after detectives determined she killed Medrano in self defense, said LAPD Detective Jorge Alfaro.
Anyone with additional information about the death is asked to contact the LAPD at (877) 275-5273. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Edward Melgar, a 28-year-old Latino, was stabbed to death Tuesday, March 20, in the 4500 block of Griffin Avenue in Montecito Heights, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
LAPD Hollenbeck homicide Det. S. Carrillo, who is handling the case, said Melgar's father summoned police about the stabbing.
Authorities arrived and the victim was taken to L.A. County/USC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Carrillo said.
Coroner’s records show the victim was stabbed in the chest.
There have been no arrests made in connection with the case, and investigators do not have a description of the assailant.
The motive for the killing remains unclear.
Anyone with information about the death of Edward Melgar is asked to contact Det. Carrillo at (323) 342-8959. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Leeban Adan, a 20-year-old black man, was found dead Tuesday, May 25, in the 5500 block of Via Marisol in Montecito Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Adan's charred body was found about 7:30 a.m. by a man who was walking his dogs in Hermon Park, which is about 100 feet from the Pasadena Freeway, police said.
Homicide Det. Victor Marin of the LAPD's Hollenbeck station said Adan had been shot once. Investigators said most of the burns Adan sustained were from the waist up.
It was not clear if Adan lived in the neighborhood or if there was an apparent motive in the case, police said.
"We don't have a lot to go on right now," Marin said.
Capt. David Hanczuk said the incident marked the first time in a long time that there had been a homicide in Hermon Park ...
Victor Infante, a 23-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, April 10, in the 3500 block of Monterey Road in Montecito Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
The incident occurred about 11:05 p.m. near Monterey Road and Huntington Drive. Infante and two others were wounded when the car they were in was fired on by someone in a pickup truck, police said. The victims managed to drive to the home of a nearby family member, where they flagged down police.
The three were then taken to a hospital, where Infante was pronounced dead at 11:24 p.m., according to coroner's records.
The other victims were being treated for injuries, police said. Their names were not released, and information about their condition was not available.
Police have not determined a motive for the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Hollenbeck homicide ...
Jason Hernandez, 23, a Latino man, was shot at about 2 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 4500 Griffin, and died about eight hours later at County-USC Medical Center.
He was driving his '99 Audi when shots rang out. He was struck in the torso, lost control of the car, and collided with two parked cars, said Hollenbeck Det. D.W. Fields. People nearby heard gunfire and the sound of a car speeding away, and called police. Hernandez leaves a common-law wife and a child.
Hollenbeck detectives are at (323) 526-3009.
The body of Rogelio Delgado, an 18-year-old Latino young man, was dumped at 4106 Homer St. in LAPD's Hollenbeck Division on Thursday, June 7. He had been shot. A passerby just before 6 a.m. saw his body and thought he was drunk and sleeping. Patrol officers discovered he was dead. He was from the area, investigators said.