Kenneth Steve Ojeda, a 23-year-old Latino, died Thursday, Dec. 29, after he was shot in the 9000 block of Compton Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Before he died, Ojeda told investigators he was standing near East 91st Street and Compton Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, when he was approached by a Latino with a gun, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
The gunman shot Ojeda in the back and upper torso and then fled, Jauch said. Ojeda ran north and then west into a courtyard, where he collapsed.
Deputies who were called to the scene found him lying on the ground, Jauch said.
Ojeda was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:28 a.m. the following day, according to coroner’s records.
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Jessica Andrea Rocha, a 23-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Wednesday, Dec. 28, near North Avenue 56 and Monte Vista Street in Highland Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 11 a.m., a person walked up to Rocha and shot her, said Det. Martee Miyakawa with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Division.
Rocha was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:10 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police believe there may have been a short conversation between Rocha and her assailant before she was shot, but it’s unknown what was said.
Witnesses told police that two people ran away toward train tracks in the area, Miyakawa said.
The woman was a former resident of the neighborhood, Miyakawa said.
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Ming Huang, a 31-year-old Asian man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the 4600 block of West Olympic Boulevard in Mid-City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Officers responded to a shots fired call at the Los Angeles High Memorial Park and found Huang unconscious, said Los Angeles Police Det. Sean Kinchla.
Huang was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:45 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police are looking for witnesses and trying to determine why Huang was in the park.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD's West Bureau detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Anthony Nelson III, a 20-year-old black man, died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after he was stabbed in the 4900 block of East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 8:30 p.m., Nelson was standing in the parking lot of the Belvedere Skatepark when he was stabbed, said said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Nelson, a skateboarder who lived in the area, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:14 p.m.
Investigators don’t know why Nelson was in the parking lot, and they haven’t been able to get any suspect information, Mendoza said.
“As soon as it happened, the people around him were like, ‘I’m out of there,’ ” Mendoza said.
Nelson lived nearby and was not a gang member, Mendoza said.
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Nickolas William Clouse, a 33-year-old white man, was shot and killed Sunday, Dec. 25, in the 10800 block of Redfern Avenue in the Lennox area south of Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Residents told investigators they heard multiple gunshots around 9 p.m. and that when they looked outside, they saw Clouse lying in the street, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing.
Clouse, who had been shot, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:46 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Witnesses said they saw two men running away from the scene but had no further description, Ewing said.
Clouse was affiliated with a gang that claims that residential area, Ewing said, and investigators believe the shooting may be gang-related.
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Zhonghua Li, a 48-year-old Chinese man, died on Saturday, Dec. 24, after he was shot by deputies in the 3400 block of Greenglade Avenue in Pico Rivera, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Deputies were called to Li's residence about 4:45 p.m., according to L.A. County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
Family members had called 911 to report that Li had a history of mental illness and was arguing with family members and attacking them with a sharp object, Jauch said.
Li stabbed one of his family members in the hand, Jauch said, but the victim refused treatment. Others in the house included Li’s father, sister and brother-in-law, he said.
When deputies arrived, Li was standing in the street, holding the object in his hand, Jauch said. Li “walked aggressively” toward the deputies, one of whom tried to stop him ...
German Servin, a 37-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Friday, Dec. 23, in the 400 block of Harps Street in San Fernando, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Servin, who lived in Palmdale, was visiting his brother when the shooting occurred at 2:07 p.m. in the backyard of a home in the neighborhood, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Marcelo Quintero.
His younger brother was renting a room in a converted garage behind the house, Quintero said. A woman was also visiting the two men that afternoon, but investigators don’t yet know her relationship to the brothers.
San Fernando Police officers responded to a 911 call from a cellphone regarding someone in medical distress, Quintero said. The woman who called didn't know the address of where she was, so officers had difficulty finding the right location, he said.
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Jose Luis Sanchez, a 30-year-old Latino, died on Friday, Dec. 23, after he was shot by police officers at the intersection of Esto Avenue and Fieldcrest Street in El Monte, according to Los Angeles County authorities.
Sanchez, who lived in San Bernardino, was driving a mid-sized SUV about 9:35 p.m. when El Monte police officers tried to stop him for a drunken driving investigation near the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Tyler Avenue, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
When Sanchez refused to stop, officers gave chase, pursuing him for nearly two miles, to Esto Avenue and Fieldcrest Street, Jauch said. Officers laid down spiked strips to try to stop Sanchez, but "they had no effect," Jauch said.
During the pursuit, Sanchez’s SUV collided with another vehicle at Arden Drive and Valley Boulevard, Jauch said.
The people in the other vehicle were ...
Brandon Lamont Douglas, a 25-year-old black man, was shot to death Thursday, Dec. 22, in the 1200 block of North Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
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1:30 p.m.: April 24, 2017: An earlier version of this report incorrectly identified Brandon Douglas as Latino. He was black.
About 9:50 p.m., Pasadena police responded to a call about gunshots, according to a news release, and found Douglas with several gunshot wounds.
Douglas was taken to a hospital where he died at 10:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information is asked to call Pasadena police at (626) 744-4241. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.