The Homicide Report

The Times chronicles L.A. County
homicide victims

« Previous Post | The Homicide Report Home | Next Post »


On Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, The Times launched a new version of the Homicide Report. You have arrived at the old blog.

Readers can no longer post new comments on this site, but we encourage you to join the conversation on our new site. The updated Homicide Report features an interactive map and searchable database of the more than 2,600 homicides in L.A. County since January 2007, when Times' reporter Jill Leovy first started this blog with the goal of covering each one.

Comments prior to Jan. 26 will, at least for now, remain archived here, with links provided in the new database.

If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail, and we will do our best to respond.

-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce

Vermont Square: Larry Woods, 50

January 5, 2010 | 10:56 pm

The location where Larry Woods was shot. Click for the Vermont Square Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood. Larry Woods, a 50-year-old black man, died Saturday, Dec. 26, more than four hours after he was hit by a stray bullet while eating Christmas dinner at his family's apartment in the 800 block of West 43rd Street in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Woods was inside his family's apartment when someone outside opened fire at a group of people about 7:50 p.m., said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office.

One of the bullets came into Woods' apartment and struck him. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead early the next day, Winter said.

-- Anthony Pesce

Follow The Homicide Report on Twitter @latimeshomicide.

Map: The location where Larry Woods was shot. Click for the Vermont Square Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Comments (5)

That is very sad & to close to home, literally.

this area used to be the 43 hoover hood but have been recently occupied by the 40nap crip and they are at a war with the 52 hoover gang. The word on the street is the east coast crip 1st gang really did this and not the hoover. Again i "HEARD" so this is not an actual fact. Can anyone elaborate??? 1x7vermontsidehard is out

This is so tragic. The victim in his apartment minding his own business and he get's gunned down and for what, street BS. The sad thing is the suspect might not ever be caught and punished for what they did.

if this is a true fact so the east coast crips are at it again wow i lost my son to the east coast crips and they were caught in the act i feel sorry for this man's family on christmas day what in the heck is going on not safe anywhere these days not even at your own dinner table god bless this man's family my prayers go out to you

this guy was just an old man in his own house man..think about that...and he was just eating when death came calling.The sick thing is none of the loser outside were hit but a guy (tax payer) not involved was


About the Reporters
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.

Recent News
Please visit the Homicide Report at its new location |  January 25, 2010, 10:32 pm »
Database and interactive map coming soon |  January 12, 2010, 4:19 pm »
L.A. County homicides: Jan. 4-11 |  January 11, 2010, 1:18 pm »
Koreatown: Bennett Bradley, 60 [Updated] |  January 5, 2010, 11:07 pm »
Palmdale: Eugene Harrington Jr., 23 |  January 5, 2010, 11:04 pm »

Recent Comments