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Homicides: Oct. 19 - 25 [Updated]

October 26, 2009 |  9:57 pm

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 612. 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:

Waymon Weston, a 20-year-old black man, on Monday, Oct. 19. Weston was shot in the 1100 block of West 90th Street in Athens.

Chad Johnson, a 19-year-old black man, on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Johnson was shot in the 400 block of East Avenue Q-3 in Palmdale.

Mike Nivens Jr., a 1-year-old black infant, on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Nivens was shot in the 7200 block of South Gramercy Place in Manchester Square.

Pablo Marquez, an 18-year-old Latino, on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Marquez was shot in the 1800 block of Henderson Avenue in Long Beach. [Updated on Oct. 28: An earlier version of this post incorrectly spelled Pablo as Pable.]

Bill Park, a 65-year-old Asian man, on Thursday, Oct. 22. Park died of a fractured skull in the 5000 block of Van Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.

Robert Rodriguez, a 14-year-old Latino, on Friday, Oct. 23. Rodriguez was shot in the 15400 block of Vanowen Street in Van Nuys.

Jose Caceros, a 41-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Oct. 25. Caceros was shot in the 400 block of Gulf Avenue in Wilmington.

Agnes Bratton, a 79-year-old white woman, on Sunday, Oct. 25. Bratton sustained blunt-force trauma to the head in the 6300 block of Gotham Street in Bell Gardens.

Kenneth Cabrera, a 45-year-old Latino, on Sunday,Oct. 25. Cabrera was shot in the 11200 block of Rivera Road in unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Duncan Battiest, a 34-year-old black man, on Sunday, Oct. 25, in the 400 block of Walnut Avenue in Long Beach. The cause of death was not provided by the coroner. [Updated on Oct. 28: Battiest died of complications stemming from being shot in January.]

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The Homicide Report is compiled using information from the Los Angeles County coroner's office, local law enforcement agencies and the Los Angeles Times. It is written by Times staff writers.

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