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Category: Palmdale

Palmdale: Eugene Harrington Jr., 23

January 5, 2010 | 11:04 pm

The location where Eugene Harrington Jr. was shot. Credit: Google Maps Eugene Harrington Jr., a 23-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Dec. 30, in the 37400 block of Kimberly Lane in Palmdale, authorities said.

Harrington was with his younger brother and another person about 9:10 p.m. when he got into an argument with the person, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The person pulled out a shotgun and shot Harrington once in the head, according to coroner's records.

Harrington was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:15 p.m., according to coroner's records. His younger brother was not injured in the incident.

Anyone with information about this killing is asked to call the Sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Eugene Harrington Jr. was shot. Credit: Google Maps


Palmdale: Alfonso Gonzalez, 36

December 11, 2009 |  2:31 pm

The location where Alfonso Gonzalez was found dead. Credit: Google Maps Alfonso Gonzalez, a 36-year-old Latino, was found dead Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the 1700 block of Autumnmist Drive in Palmdale, authorities said.

According to coroner's records, Gonzalez's burned body was found with arms and legs bound in a closet at a residence. He was discovered by authorities after the residence was set on fire.

Though the coroner's initial report on the killing indicates Gonzalez may have been beaten before he was burned, detectives said they are still investigating what happened to him.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Alfonso Gonzalez was found dead. Credit: Google Maps


Palmdale: Chad Johnson, 19

October 27, 2009 |  6:27 pm

Johnson Chad Johnson, a 19-year-old black man, was shot and killed on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the 400 block of East Avenue Q-3 in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Johnson, a resident of Lake Los Angeles, was standing outside an apartment about 9 p.m. when someone approached and shot him, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office.

Johnson was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:12 p.m., Winter said.

—Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Chad Johnson was shot.

Credit: Google Maps


Palmdale: Lisa Marie Bromiley, 20

September 3, 2009 |  4:03 pm
The location where Lisa Bromiley was found dead in a car.Lisa Marie Bromiley, a 20-year-old Latina, was beaten and found dead in a vehicle Aug. 26. in the 2500 block of Olive Drive in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Bromiley was found with blunt-force head trauma in the car at 6:08 p.m.

-- Anthony Pesce

Palmdale: Pablo Reyes, 22 [Updated]

September 3, 2009 |  3:59 pm
The location of Pablo Reyes' shooting. Pablo Reyes, a 22-year-old Latino, died Aug. 30 after being shot in the 37600 block of Poseidon Drive in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

According to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department news release, the incident happened about 1:30 a.m. and four suspects, including the suspected shooter, were arrested later that day.

Francisco Govea, a 22-year-old Latino, was also shot and killed in the same incident. The suspects were not identified.

[Update at 3:20 p.m. Sept. 21: Los Angeles County district attorney's office has charged three men with the murders of Govea and Reyes.

A fourth man has been charged with accessory to murder.

Prosecutors filed charges Sept. 1 against Jonathan Martinez, an 18-year-old Latino; Jorge Linares, a 20-year-old Latino; and Manuel Garcia, a 20-year-old Latino. The felony complaint filed by the district attorney's office further alleges that the killings were gang related.

The men were arrested Aug.1 by sheriff’s officials from the Palmdale station, according to county jail records.  They are being held without bail.

In addition, Randy Trujillo, a 19-year-old Latino, has been charged as an accessory. He is accused of harboring and aiding Martinez after the killing. Trujillo was released from custody on Sept. 3, jail records indicate.]

-- Anthony Pesce

Palmdale: Francisco Govea, 22 [Updated]

September 3, 2009 |  3:56 pm
The location of Francisco Govea's shooting.Francisco Govea, a 22-year-old Latino, died Aug. 30 after he was shot in the 37600 block of Poseidon Drive in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

According to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department news release, the incident happened about 1:30 a.m. and four suspects, including the suspected shooter, were arrested later that day.

Pablo Reyes, a 22-year-old Latino, was also shot and killed in the same incident. The suspects were not identified.

[Update at 3:20 p.m. Sept. 21: Los Angeles County district attorney's office have charged three men in the deaths of Govea and Reyes.

A fourth man has been charged with accessory to murder.

Prosecutors filed charges Sept. 1 against Jonathan Martinez, an 18-year-old Latino; Jorge Linares, a 20-year-old Latino; and Manuel Garcia, a 20-year-old Latino. The felony complaint filed by the district attorney's office further alleges that the killings were gang related.

The men were arrested Aug.1 by sheriff’s officials from the Palmdale station, according to county jail records. They are being held without bail.

In addition, Randy Trujillo, a 19-year-old Latino, has been charged as an accessory for allegedly harboring and aiding Martinez after the killing. Trujillo was released from custody on Sept. 3, jail records indicate.]

-- Anthony Pesce

Palmdale: Sergio Santiago, 17

July 13, 2009 |  4:02 pm

Sergio Santiago, a 17-year-old Latino, was shot in the left side of his chest July 2 in the 17100 block of Coolwater Avenue in Palmdale, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Santiago, of Lancaster, was found shot in the street about 11 p.m. July 2, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. Santiago was taken to the hospital after the shooting and underwent surgery to treat his wound, Winter said.

He was pronounced dead at 12:20 a.m. on July 3. Winter said authorities believe the shooting may have been gang-related.

-- Anthony Pesce


Palmdale: Jose Antonio Ibarzabal, 54

July 2, 2009 |  5:49 pm

Jose Antonio Ibarzabal, a 54-year-old Latino, was kidnapped, shot and buried in a shallow grave in Palmdale. He was reported missing by his family June 11, and was discovered by sheriff's deputies  June 19.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Ibarzabal was kidnapped from Terra Subida Avenue and Sky Vista Terrace in Palmdale. His body was found at California 38 and 150 Street West  in Palmdale, where he was shot and buried.

Deputies arrested three men in connection with the killing: Jose Delcid, 42; Abel Delcid, 20; and Donaldo Aguilar, 43. They are scheduled to be arraigned July 6.

-- Anthony Pesce



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