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Homicides: Oct. 12 - 18 [Updated]

October 19, 2009 |  3:02 pm

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 602. This number does not include a few cases in which the cause of death has been deferred.

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

Tommy Jackson, a 58-year-old black man, on Thursday, Oct. 15. Jackson was stabbed in the 800 block of East 7th Street in downtown.

David Mikes, a 28-year-old black man, on Thursday, Oct. 15. Mikes was shot in the 100 block of West 64th Place in Inglewood.

Michelle Velazquez, a 26-year-old Latina, on Friday, Oct. 16. Velazquez was shot in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue in Walnut Park.

Cesar Lopez, a 19-year-old Latino, on Friday, Oct. 16. Lopez was shot in the 13400 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Norwalk.

Genny Herrera, a 39-year-old Latina, on Friday, Oct. 16, Herrera was shot in the 4500 block of Lasheart Drive in La Canada Flintridge.

Teresa Cardoza, a 28-year-old Latina, on Saturday, Oct. 17. Cardoza was strangled in the 2400 block of South Myrtle Avenue in Unincorporated Los Angeles.

John Fulchiero, a 50-year-old white man, on Saturday, Oct. 17. Fulchiero was shot by Los Angeles police officers in the 3100 block of Midvale Avenue in Palms.

Christian Dixon, a 5-year-old black child, on Saturday, Oct. 17. Dixon was shot in the 7200 block of South Gramercy Place in Manchester Square.

Toni Zazueta, a 29-year-old Latina, on Saturday, Oct. 17. Zazueta was shot in the 11500 block of Tina Street in Norwalk.

Steven Valadez, a 19-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Oct. 18. Valadez was stabbed in the 16200 block of Maplegrove Street in Valinda.

Patrick Shillings, a 21-year-old black man, on Sunday, Oct. 18. No other information was provided by the coroner. [Updated on Oct. 23: Shillings was shot several times at Lassen Street and White Oak Avenue in Northridge, according to coroner's investigators.]

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