The Homicide Report

The Times chronicles L.A. County
homicide victims

Category: Northridge

Northridge: Patrick Shillings, 21

October 23, 2009 |  4:18 pm

The location where Patrick Shillings was shot. Click for the Northridge Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood. Patrick Shillings, a 21-year-old black man, was shot several times and killed Sunday, Oct. 18, at Lassen Street and White Oak Avenue in Northridge, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Craig Harvey, chief coroner investigator, said Shillings was walking east on Lassen Street with another person when they were approached by several people.

An argument began and several shots were fired, Harvey said. Shillings ran and collapsed a short distance away. He was pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m. at the scene, Harvey said.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Patrick Shillings was shot. Click for the Northridge Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.

Northridge: Joaquin Rodriguez, 21

July 1, 2009 |  4:01 pm

Joaquin Rodriguez, a 21-year-old Latino, was stabbed several times and died June 26 in the 18600 block of Frankfort Street in Northridge, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Rodriguez was driving his Jeep when one of the passengers reached over and stabbed him several times, according to KNBC-TV.

KNBC reported that Rodriguez crashed his Jeep into a trailer after being stabbed. The attacker got into another vehicle that was waiting nearby and fled.

Rodriguez died at the scene.

-- Anthony Pesce

Read NBC's account: Passenger stabs, kills driver


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