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Homicides: September 7 - September 21 [Updated]

September 21, 2009 |  2:28 pm

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides:

Darrick Collins, a 36-year-old black man, on Monday Sept. 14. Collins was shot in  the 1200 block of Poindexter Avenue in Athens.

Robert Tripple, a 20-year-old black man, on Monday Sept. 14. Tripple was shot in the 200 block of West 20th Street in Long Beach.

Andrew Faucette Jr., a 51-year-old black man, on Monday, Sept. 14. Faucette was shot in the 3100 block of South Normandie Avenue in Adams-Normandie.

Manuel Melgoza Jr., a 35-year-old Latino, on Thursday, Sept. 17. Melgoza was shot in the 13200 block of Mona Boulevard in Willowbrook.

Victor Dominguez, a 25-year-old Latino, on Thursday, Sept. 17. Dominguez died of blunt force trauma in the 1600 block of South St. Andrews Place in Harvard Heights.

Rosamaria Rees, a 47-year-old Latina, on Friday, Sept. 18. Rees was shot in the 13500 block of South Ainsworth Street in Harbor Gateway.

Richard Travion, a 17-year-old black youth, on Saturday, Sept. 19. Travion was shot in the 3100 block of Banning Street in Lynwood.

Brent Moore, an 18-year-old black man, on Saturday, Sept. 19. Moore was shot in the 200 block South Witmer Street in Westlake.

Ernesto Tovar, a 21-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Sept. 19. Tovar died of blunt force trauma at Long Beach Boulevard and Willow Place in South Gate.

Jefte Hurtado, a 20-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Hurtado was shot  in the 6700 block Bollenbacher in Pico Rivera.

Felipe Valdovinos, a 27-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Valdovinos was shot at Alondra Boulevard and the onramp to the southbound 710 in Compton.

Leopoldo Huizar, a 24-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Huizar was shot in the 11600 block of East Imperial Highway in Norwalk.

Kevin Harris II, a 21-year-old black man, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Harris died in the 3300 block of West 11th Place in Inglewood.  The circumstances of Harris' death were not reported by the coroner.

Michael Stringfellow, a 52-year-old black man, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Stringfellow died of blunt force trauma at Slauson Avenue and Menlo Avenue in Vermont-Slauson.

[Updated Sept. 25: Coroner's investigators said Stringfellow was initially listed as a homicide, but they have since determined he died of natural causes.]

Justin Curiel, a 16-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Curiel was shot in the 13000 block of Carl Street in Pacoima.

Javier Zamora, a 20-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Zamora was shot in the 13000 block of Carl Street in Pacoima.

Darren Way, a 21-year-old black man, on Sunday, Sept 20. At this time there is no additional information available from the coroner.

Steven Alaniz, a 50-year-old Latino,  on Thursday, Sept. 10. Alaniz was shot in the 800 block of North Eleanor Street in Pomona.

Kadeemi Forman, a 19-year-old black man, on Thursday, Sept. 10. Forman was shot in 1700 block of West 69th Street in Harvard Park.

Felicia Lee, a 31-year-old Asian woman, on Friday, Sept. 11. Lee died of blunt force trauma in the 500 block of West Duarte Avenue in Monrovia.

Steve Bueno, a 20-year-old Latino, on Friday, Sept. 11. Bueno was shot in the 2000 block of Parkside Drive in Lincoln Heights.

Ivan Garcia, a 18-year-old Latino, on Friday, Sept. 11. Garcia was shot in the 1200 block of 22nd Street in Historic South-Central.

Chester Warfield, an 82-year-old black man, on Saturday, Sept. 12. Warfield died of blunt force trauma in the 1000 block of South Rimpau Boulevard in Mid-Wilshire. 

[Updated Sept. 25: Coroner's investigators have deferred Warfield's cause of death pending further tests. Authorities said Warfield collapsed after getting into an argument with someone on his porch, but was not injured by the person he was arguing with.]

Jorge Estrella, a 38-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Sept 12. Estrella died of blunt force trauma.  The location of Estrella's death were not reported by the coroner.

Martin Mendez, a 32-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Sept. 13. Mendez died of blunt force trauma at Saticoy Street and Winnetka Avenue in Winnetka.

Kevis Gray, a 20-year-old black man, on Sunday Sept. 13. Gray was shot in the 10400 block of Normandie Avenue in unincorporated Los Angeles.

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