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L.A. County homicides: Jan. 4-11

January 11, 2010 |  1:18 pm

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 22. This number does not include a few cases in which the cause of death has been deferred.

Los Angeles County coroner's officials have listed the following deaths between Jan. 4 and 11 as homicides:

Hideko Oyama, a 74-year-old Asian woman, on Jan. 5.  Oyama was stabbed in the 400 block of East 4th Street in downtown Los Angeles.

Philip Chau, a 21-year-old Asian man, on Jan. 6. Chau was shot in the 2600 block of Earle Avenue in Rosemead.

Jesus Cruz, 36, on Jan. 6.  Cruz, who was identified by the coroner as a white man, died of blunt force in the 1000 block of North Western Avenue in East Hollywood.

Charles Cheatham, a 31-year-old black man, on Jan. 7.  Cheatham was shot at Slater Avenue and 110th Street in Watts.

Jesse Valencia, a 6-year-old Latino, on Jan. 8.  Valencia was shot in the 400 block of South Azusa Avenue in Azusa.

Felix Sandoval, a 7-year-old Latino, on Jan. 8. Sandoval was stabbed in the 500 block of East Pleasant Street in Long Beach.

Jesus Cruz-Gonsalez, a 19-year-old Latino, on Jan. 9. Cruz-Gonsalez was shot in the 1400 block of North Chestnut Avenue in Long Beach.

Grecia Del Real, a 21-year-old Latina, on Jan. 9. Del Real was shot in the 3300 block of East Olympic Boulevard in Boyle Heights.

Danielle Hagberry, a 22-year-old white woman, on Jan. 10.  Hagberry was shot in the 300 block of 2nd Street in Manhattan Beach.

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Comments (4)

Know that I live in New Mexico I do not miss the Homicide report. I love LA but I love my kids more.

My kids will remember me, LA haves forgotten all of it's poorest residents long ago. I dont miss LA madness.

I lived in Boyle Hiehgts from birth thru about 19 years of age. Left to go to school out of state...not because I wanted to but because that school offered the best package. Came back to L.A. a year after graduation to take care of my mother who becasem ill. Left again once I got back on my feet and them moved back a few years later when my grandmother died. I LOVE LA!! Every single city with in the US of A has its share of crime. Sure some higher then others...this blog points out our homicides...however if this blog was on any city in any large town it would be the same. From the small town to the big city having lived in both there are no differences just what we want to see. When I moved to Virginia Beach, VA I thought oh good no crime no problems. Well there was crime...there were problems. May be not as much as in LA but then again there were not that many places to "hang out" either. Once winter came the "woods" were off limits. House parties are not as popular and places for the young to hang out are limited. So what replaces all that drugs!! Everyone of you who hides behind that NOT in my area mentality are so wrong. Drugs and drinking are probably even more rampent in those small little towns then in the big hell whole of the city. As for the poorest of residents Mr. Vega, they/we have not forgotten but at some point we need to make every resident responsible for his/her own life and stop the hand outs.

I think Tupac said it best "to live and die in LA....."

Tupac borrowed that line from Novelist Gerald Petievich who wrote a book called "To Live and Die in L.A." Which became a movie in 1985 with Willem Defoe.


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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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