Antonio Cornwell, a 23-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, April 14, near South Sepulveda Boulevard and National Boulevard in Palms, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
About 8 p.m., officers from the LAPD's Pacific Division responded to a call of a shooting in the parking lot of a CVS, according to a news release from the department.
Officers found Cornwell in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
Cornwell was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:12 p.m., according to coroner's records.
Witnesses told police that the shooter, a man with an olive complexion, fled in a small, dark SUV.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD's West Bureau at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
James Gregory Jackson, a 30-year-old black man, died early Thursday, Aug. 27, after he was shot in the 3100 block of Canfield Avenue in Palms neighborhood of West Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Los Angeles police went to the scene about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, after receiving a call about a man being shot, according to a department news release
Jackson had been standing outside when he was shot, but investigators don't have any information about motive or suspects, according to the release.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics took Jackson to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m., according to coroner's records.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the West bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Christopher John Paul, a 33-year-old white man, was shot and killed Wednesday, April 22, in the 3300 block of Mentone Avenue in Palms, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 2:30 p.m., officers found Paul with a single gunshot wound in an alley, police said. Witnesses told police that they saw a car flee the area, but a description of the vehicle was unclear.
Paul, who was on his way home, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3 p.m., said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.
A $50,000 reward for information leading to those responsible for the killing was approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, April 28.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s West Bureau homicide at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Justin Namor Aguilar, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, April 16, in the 10300 block of Woodbine Street in Palms, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 3 p.m., Los Angeles police responded to numerous calls of shots fired at Woodbine Park. When officers arrived, they found three men with gunshot wounds, according to a release from the department. Police said the gunman was driving a tan sedan.
Aguilar was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:11 p.m., said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.
About 20 minutes later, another person was injured in a shooting about one block from the park, said Officer Jack Richter. Then, another shooting erupted outside a 7-Eleven near National Boulevard and Overland Avenue.
Rafael Rocha, who said he saw an ambush unfold, said a group of men fired from across the shopping center parking lot at two …
Robert Rainey, a 54-year-old white man, died Thursday, May 31, in the 9200 block of West Venice Boulevard in Palms, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Rainey, a popular Palms chiropractor, was found by a patient about 8 a.m. in the lobby of his office in a strip mall.
Authorities said Rainey may have been followed into work earlier that morning. Rainey was an avid long-distance runner, about 6 feet 2 and physically fit. Police are examining the possibility that the suspect caught him by surprise.
They plan to examine surveillance video that may help with the identification of a suspect.
Rainey, who is the brother of Times media writer James Rainey, suffered apparent blunt-force trauma to the head. He was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
LAPD Lt. John Radtke said there was no obvious motive and that the chiropractor was well-liked by …
Anne Weiss, an 80-year-old white woman, died Saturday, Nov. 12, in the 3100 block of South Sepulveda Boulevard in Palms, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Police were called to Weiss' apartment about 8:30 a.m. and found her dead from blunt-force trauma to the head.
Anne’s husband, Milton Weiss, a 96-year-old white man, was arrested in connection with her death.
Police said that they had no motive for the slaying and that the husband suffered from dementia.
Neighbors told KTLA News that the couple had been having health problems recently.
"She had said she was having a lot of trouble with him," neighbor Sharon Queen-Ford told KTLA. "He was getting confused about things and would be angry about something that wasn't real."
Anyone with additional details about the killing is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) LAPD-24-7 (877) 527-3247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can …
Lejoy Grissom, a 27-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a Culver City police officer Sunday, April 25, at Motor Avenue and Venice Boulevard in Palms, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Grissom was shot after police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at an electronics store about 12:15 p.m., according to L.A. County Sheriff's Department officials who are investigating his death. According to witnesses, the robber brandished a chrome handgun and fled the location with merchandise from the store.
While patrolling the area, a Culver City police officer saw a car driving unusually and noticed that the passenger, Grissom, matched the description given of the suspected electronics store robber, officials said.
Investigators said the officer pulled the car over. While getting Grissom and the female driver to exit the car, the officer fired his weapon, fatally wounding Grissom, they said.
Sheriff's Lt. Dave Dolson …
John Fulchiero, a 50-year-old white man, was shot by LAPD officers and died on Saturday, Oct. 17, in the 3100 block of Midvale Avenue in Palms, authorities said.
Officers had gone to the address after Fulchiero called police and said that he had killed his girlfriend and was going to kill himself, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman.
“The man kept going in and out of his home with the weapon in his hand,” she said.
About 3 a.m., police shot and killed Fulchiero outside the home when he pointed the weapon at officers, Eisenman said. A handgun was recovered from the scene, she said.
Fulchiero's girlfriend -- who was inside the home uninjured during the standoff -- told police that he was distraught over being an unemployed construction worker, according to Eisenman.
-- Ruben Vives
Jorge Rosendo, a 33-year-old Latino, was stabbed to death on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, in the 9100 block of National Boulevard in Beverlywood.
A verbal argument with Edwin Molina, 33, escalated to a physical fight that ended when Molina stabbed Rosendo several times, authorities said.
Rosendo, a resident of San Diego, was taken to a hospital and died a short time later.
Molina was arrested on suspicion of murder. He is being held on $1-million bail.
-- Anthony Pesce
Darius Ever Truly, 26, a black man, was found stabbed to death in the 3600 block of Bentley Avenue in Palms about 3:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. He had been at a party--large and loud enough for police to have come at some point during the night to quiet guests. Afterward, he was walking down the street with a cousin. A suspect, or perhaps more than one, walked up and stabbed them both. Truly died at the scene. The cousin was not as badly injured, and ran away.
Truly was an actor. He had studied theater in college, said a college friend, and had arrived from Tennessee in recent months to play Black Panther Bobby Seale in a production of "The Chicago Conspiracy Trial" at the Odyssey Theatre. The production was reviewed by both the L.A. Weekly and the Los Angeles Times. He had no criminal record, nor do police …