Richard Che Risher, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers Monday, July 25, at 11124 Antwerp Avenue in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11 p.m., officers patrolling the Nickerson Gardens housing development saw a group of people near East 111th and Antwerp streets, the LAPD said.
Officers had been paying particular attention to the area because of a deadly dispute between a gang affiliated with Nickerson Gardens and a rival group associated with the nearby Jordan Downs housing project, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said.
The feud, which police believe began with a July 15 shooting in Hawthorne, led to a series of back-and-forth shootings that have left three people dead and eight wounded, Beck said.
The officers on patrol saw what they believed to be a group of gang members and stopped to investigate, Beck said, citing a preliminary ...
Arturo Cabrales, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers Wednesday, March 7, in the 10300 block of Lou Dillon Avenue in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
The incident began about 3 p.m. when detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted a traffic stop near 103rd and Hickory streets, police said.
Cabrales got out of the vehicle, allegedly with a gun, and began running. At least one detective followed on foot and the shooting occurred, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available. The LAPD said a weapon was recovered.
Coroner’s records show Cabrales suffered several gunshot wounds to his body.
The area, which is near the Jordan Downs housing project, is patrolled by the LAPD's Southeast Division. It was unclear what the Sheriff's Department was doing in LAPD ...
Jose Solorio, a 46-year-old Latino, was fatally shot by police Wednesday, April 27, in the 1700 block of East 115th Street in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Patrol officers responded to a “neighbor dispute, possible shots fired” call about 8:20 a.m., according to an LAPD news release.
When they arrived, the officers met with a resident who told them that he had had an argument with his neighbor, Jose Solorio. The resident thought Solorio had fired a shot at his house, police said. He also told them that he had heard arguing from inside Solorio’s house and possibly additional shots fired inside.
The officers then went and knocked on Solorio 's door and were let inside the home by one of its occupants. They were told that Solorio was in the back.
As the police walked to the rear of the home, they ...
Brenda Williams, a 57-year-old black woman, was shot and killed by police Wednesday, April 27, in the 10000 block of Anzac Avenue in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
The slaying occurred about 7:20 p.m. after patrol officers responded to reports that the woman was shooting at her daughter and her grandchildren, according to LAPD Officer Karen Rayner.
When officers arrived in the neighborhood, they first interviewed witnesses who claimed Williams “had attempted to shoot her two grandchildren and her adult daughter.” No family members were injured.
The officers drove down the street toward Williams.
“The officers then saw the suspect point her weapon at a neighbor across the street,” according to a police news release.
“Three officers fired their weapons at the suspect, striking her multiple times in the upper torso.” Paramedics were called, and Williams was taken to a hospital, where she was ...
Kevin Wooten, a 23-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles police officer Saturday, Dec. 25, in the 9900 block of Grape Street in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
LAPD officers were called to the Jordan Downs Housing Projects just before 4 a.m. after a report of an assault with a rifle. The officers were near an open field behind the housing area when they saw an occupied SUV adjacent to the field, police said.
While dealing with the people in that vehicle, they saw Wooten riding toward them on a bicycle. He was holding a rifle and ignored their commands, prompting them to shoot, police said.
Wooten was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to coroner's records, he died from several gunshot wounds.
Police say an assault rifle was recovered at the scene. An investigation ...
James Davis, an 18-year-old black man, was shot and killed by police Thursday, Oct. 7, in the 2000 block of East 114th Street in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
LAPD officers patrolling the Imperial Courts housing projects shortly after 5 p.m. encountered a group of males. One of them ran away, police said.
The officers chased the suspect, later identified by the coroner's office as James Davis. According to LAPD officials, Davis pointed a gun at the officers, prompting at least one officer to fire a weapon.
After the shooting, police said an angry mob formed and they called a tactical alert. More than 50 squad cars responded to help with crowd control. The tactical alert was canceled at 6:45 p.m.
Davis was pronounced dead at St. Francis Medical Center, according to police. He suffered a gunshot wound to the back, according ...
Fernando Cortez, 21, a Latino man, was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in the 1500 block of East 92nd Street in Florence about 5:55 p.m. Saturday, April 12.
According to Deputy Oscar Butao of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, gang enforcement deputies from the sheriff's Century station were at a stop light across from the Ranchito Market when they were approached by someone who said that a man inside the store was armed with a gun.
The deputies later detained Cortez and were searching him when he allegedly pulled a handgun out of his pocket. Butao said the deputies reported that they feared for their lives and fired several shots at Cortez. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics at 6:05 p.m.