The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 628. This number does not include a few cases in which specifying the cause of death has been deferred.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following recent deaths as homicides:
Richard Traweek, a 65-year-old white man, on Monday, Oct. 26. Traweek was shot in the chest in the 11700 block of Goshen Avenue in Brentwood.
Esaul Villagrana, a 23-year-old white man, on Monday, Oct. 26. Villagrana was shot in front of 20th Street and Cedar Avenue in Long Beach.
Raymundo Perez, a 34-year-old Latino, on Monday, Oct. 26. Perez was stabbed in the 18300 block of Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.
Michael Conoscenti, a 56-year-old white man, on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Conoscenti was stabbed in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.
Chelsea Markovich, a 30-year-old white woman, on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Markovich was shot in the 1400 block of East Workman Avenue in West Covina.
James Jones, a 43-year-old black man, on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Jones was shot in the 11400 block of South New Hampshire Avenue in Athens.
Melody Ross, a 16-year-old Cambodian teen, on Friday, Oct. 30. Ross was shot in the 4400 block of East 10th Street in Long Beach.
Byron Maldonado, a 20-year-old Latino, on Friday, Oct. 30. Maldonado was shot in the 4300 block of Clinton Street in East Hollywood.
Javier Mejia, a 43-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Oct. 31. Mejia was stabbed in the 100 block of East Avenue 45 in Highland Park.
Salvador Ayala, a 26-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Oct. 31. Ayala was stabbed in the 100 block of East Avenue 45 in Highland Park.
Allen Ruiz, a 16-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Oct. 31. Ruiz was shot in the 6000 block of Gotham Street in Bell Gardens.
Daniel Orozco, a 21-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Nov. 1. Orozco was shot in the 13400 block of Filmore Street in Pacoima.
An unidentified white woman in her twenties was pronounced dead on Sunday, Nov. 1. No other information was provided by the coroner.
Ramiro Limon Jr., a 27-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Nov. 1. Limon was shot in the 1300 block of West Roxbury Street in West Covina.
Antonio Tavarez, a 25-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Nov. 1. Tavarez was shot in the 400 block of Edgewood Street in Inglewood.
Arthur Hicks, a 34-year-old black man, on Sunday, Nov. 1. Hicks died in the 1600 block of Renee Street in Lancaster. The coroner has not yet provided a cause of death.
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