The Homicide Report

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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.


Homicides: Jan. 1 - Jan. 5 [UPDATED]

January 5, 2010 |  1:58 pm

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 13. 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. 1 and Jan. 5 as homicides:

Joel Lamas, a 27-year-old Latino, on Jan. 1. Lamas was shot in the 7600 block of Keltonview Drive in Pico Rivera.

Gerardo Corral Jr., a 27-year-old Latino, on Jan. 1. Corral was shot in the 10700 block of Klingerman Street in South El Monte.

Paula Torres, a 44-year-old Latina, on Jan. 1. Torres died from possible asphyxiation in the 1600 block of East 108th Street in Watts.

Carlos Lopez, a 31-year-old Latino, on Jan. 1. Lopez was stabbed in the 2600 block of East Alondra in Carson.

Gregory Hegwood, a 26-year-old black man, on Jan. 1. Hegwood was shot in the 13800 block of Normandie Avenue in Gardena.

Juvenal Lopez, a 49-year-old Latino, on Jan 1. Lopez was stabbed in the 15900 block of Victory Boulevard in Van Nuys.

Michael Espana, a 22-year-old Latino, on Jan. 1. Espana was stabbed in the 13600 block of Hutchcroft Street in unincorporated Los Angeles.

Antonio Carlos Jr., a 34-year-old Latino, on Jan 1. Carlos was shot at Haddon Avenue and Pierce Street in Pacoima.

Luis Gomez, a 39-year-old Latino, on Jan. 2. Gomez was shot in the 1600 block of North Mona Boulevard in Compton.

Bennett Bradley, a 60-year-old black man, on Jan. 2. Bradley's neck was slashed in the 100 block of South New Hampshire Avenue in Koreatown.

Diamond Johnson, a 27-year-old black man, on Jan. 3. No additional information was provided by the coroner.

Updated Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m.: Kristian Rodriguez, a 20-year-old Latino, on Jan. 4.  Rodriguez was shot in the 900 block of North Serrano Avenue in East Hollywood.  The coroner originally reported that Rodriguez died in the 1900 block of North Serrano Avenue in Los Feliz.

Updated Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m.:
Julio Olivares, a 34-year-old Latino, on Jan. 4. Olivares was shot in the 900 block of East 85th Street in Florence. The coroner originally reported only Olivares' death and age.


Homicides: Dec. 28 - Dec. 31

January 5, 2010 |  1:54 pm
In 2009, the number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 742. 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 Dec. 28 and Dec. 31 as homicides:

Sergio Lopez, an 18-year-old Latino, on Dec. 28. Lopez was shot in the 1100 block of East 78th Street in unincorporated Los Angeles.

James Cody, a 44-year-old black man, on Dec. 28. Cody was stabbed at Edgemont Street and Hollywood Boulevard in Los Feliz.

Lamont Crayon, a 27-year-old black man, on Dec. 29. Crayon was shot at 42nd Street and McKinley Avenue in South-Central.

Karim Alexander, a 19-year-old black man, on Dec. 29.  Alexander was shot in the 1400 block of East 49th Street in Central-Alameda.

Juan Ola, a 26-year-old Latino, on Dec. 30. Ola was stabbed in the 5900 block of South Vermont Avenue in Vermont-Slauson.

Eugene Harrington Jr., a 23-year-old black man, on Dec. 30. Harrington was shot in the 37400 block of Kimberly Lane in Palmdale.

Rodrigo Arias, an 18-year-old Latino, on Dec. 31. Arias was shot in the 200 block of East 69th Street in Florence.


Homicides: Dec. 14 - Dec. 20

December 21, 2009 | 12:42 pm

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is 721. The 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 Dec. 14 and Dec. 20 as homicides:

Marcel Ortiz, a 21-year-old Latino, on Monday, Dec. 14. Ortiz was shot in the 14500 block of Piuma Avenue in Norwalk.

Stacy Johnson, a 42-year-old black man, on Monday, Dec. 14. Johnson was shot in the 2300 block of East 126th Street in Willowbrook.

Jason Gentile, a 22-year-old white man, on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Gentile was shot at South California Avenue and East Colorado Boulevard in Monrovia.

Emmanuel Alvarez, a 27-year-old Latino, on Thursday, Dec. 17. Alvarez was shot at South Azusa Avenue and East Greenville Drive in West Covina.

Humberto Ramirez, a 29-year-old Latino, on Thursday, Dec. 17. Ramirez was shot in the 500 block of West G Street in Wilmington.

Glenn Carr, a 45-year-old black man, on Thursday, Dec. 17. Carr was shot in the 1400 block of East 115th Street in Watts.

Daniel Alejandre, a 26-year-old Latino, on Thursday, Dec. 17. Alejandre was shot in the 500 block of West G Street in Wilmington.

Eddie Licon, a 41-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Dec. 19. Licon was shot in the 3700 block of Medford Street in City Terrace.

Michael Talamantes Jr., a 32-year-old white man, on Saturday, Dec. 19. Talamantes was shot in the 3000 block of Warwick Avenue at Martin Street in El Sereno.

Priscilla Jimenez, a 31-year-old white woman, on Saturday, Dec. 19. Jimenez was shot in the 3000 block of Warwick Avenue at Martin Street in El Sereno.

Victor Mendez Jr., a 17-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Dec. 19. Mendez was shot, but the location has not been reported by the coroner's office. Los Angeles police are investigating.

Francisco Zazueta, a 24-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Dec. 19. Zazueta was shot in the 18000 block of Vermont Avenue in Harbor Gateway.

Edgar Silva-Valdivia, a 21-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Dec. 19. Silva-Valdivia was shot at Garey Avenue and Philadelphia Street in Pomona.

Timothy Wong, a 23-year-old Asian man, on Saturday, Dec. 19. Wong was stabbed in the 38900 block of 162nd Street East in Lake Los Angeles.

An unidentified Latino man in his 30s on Sunday, Dec. 20. The man was shot at North Evergreen Avenue and Wabash Avenue in Boyle Heights.

Carlos Bonilla, a 37-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Dec. 20. Bonilla was shot in the 14700 block of Archwood Street in Van Nuys.

Nelson Salazar Jr., an 18-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Dec. 20. Salazar was shot in the 8500 block of Beverlywood Street in Mid-City.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Homicides: Dec. 7 - Dec. 13

December 14, 2009 |  3:53 pm

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 704. 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 Dec. 7 and Dec. 13 as homicides:

Robert Robinson, an 8-year-old white child, on Monday, Dec. 7. Robinson died at a West Covina hospital where he had been taken after he nearly drowned in the 200 block of Jefferson Street in Taft in Kern County.

Loc Phan, a 74-year-old Asian man, on Monday, Dec. 7. Phan was beaten in the 700 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach.

Luis Perez, a 15-year-old Latino youth, on Monday, Dec. 7. Perez was shot several times in the 2100 block of East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights.

Eun Kang, a 38-year-old Korean woman, on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Kang was stabbed in the 1600 block of Electric Avenue in Venice. Kang was two months pregnant with twins, who are listed in coroner's records as Baby Boy Kang and Baby Kang.

Jonathan Gonzalez, an 18-year-old Latino, on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Gonzalez was shot in the 11700 block of Burke Street in Santa Fe Springs.

Jeffrey Tidus, a 53-year-old white man, on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Tidus was shot in the 4600 block of Sugarhill Drive in Rolling Hills Estates.

Sheridan Spencer, a 70-year-old black man, on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Spencer was shot in the 1600 block of West Caldwell Street in Compton. 

Jose Fuentes, a 43-year-old Latino, on Thursday, Dec. 10. Fuentes was beaten and stabbed in the 2500 block of East Whittier Boulevard in Boyle Heights.

Alvaro Mora, a 34-year-old Latino, on Thursday, December 10. Mora was shot in the 3400 block of South 3rd Avenue in Jefferson Park.

Dionne Parker, a female black infant, died Saturday, Dec. 12. The coroner has not provided an address or cause of death.

Jesus Nava, a 23-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Dec. 12. Nava was shot at Orange Avenue and 11th Street in Long Beach.

Rayshawn Boyce, a 31-year-old black man, on Saturday, Dec. 12. Boyce was shot in the 1400 block of East 115th Street in Watts.

Ivon Sanchez, a 23-year-old Latina, on Sunday, Dec. 13. The coroner has not provided an address or cause of death.

Roshdi Abuawad, a 27-year-old man described by coroner's officials as Middle Eastern, on Sunday, Dec. 13. Abuawad was hit by a car and dragged to Atlantic Avenue and Lake Avenue in Cudahy.

-- Anthony Pesce


Homicides: Dec. 1 - Dec. 7 [Updated]

December 7, 2009 |  3:07 pm

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 688. This number does not include a few cases in which specifying the cause of death has been deferred.

Steven Guzman, a 21-year-old Latino, on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Guzman was shot in the 16600 block of Eureka Avenue in Paramount.

Alfonso Gonzalez, a 36-year-old Latino, on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Gonzalez was beaten then burned in a fire in the 1700 block of Autumnmist Drive in Palmdale.

Ivan Chaidez, a 19-year-old Latino, on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Chaidez was shot at Pinney Street and De Foe Avenue in Pacioma.

Kenneth Barnes, a 38-year-old black man, on Thursday, Dec. 3. Barnes was shot in the 1300 block of South Long Beach Boulevard in Compton.

Blanca Valdez, a 38-year-old Latina, on Thursday, Dec. 3. Valdez's neck was slashed in the 1000 block of East 51st Street in South Park.

[Update: A previous version of this post listed Valdez's race as Filipina.]

Sonya Tauanuu, a 26-year-old Samoan woman, on Thursday, Dec. 3. Tauanuu was struck by a car and dragged nearly a mile in the 750 block of Ceres Avenue in downtown L.A.

[Update: A previous version of this post listed Tauanuu's race as Filipina.]

Francisco Garcia, a 42-year-old Latino, on Friday, Dec. 4. Garcia was shot in the 10000 block of Maple Street in Bellflower.

Parrish Reed, a 17-year-old black youth, on Saturday, Dec. 5. Reed was stabbed in the 12100 San Fernando Road in Sylmar.

Jessie Valdivia, a 23-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Dec. 5. Valdivia was shot in the 1000 block of West 3rd Street in Pomona.

Julio Eduardo Perez, a 15-year-old Latino, on Monday, Dec. 7. Perez was shot in the 2100 block of East Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights.

-- Anthony Pesce


Homicides: Nov. 16 - Nov. 30

November 30, 2009 |  5:18 pm

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 678. This number does not include a few cases in which specifying the cause of death has been deferred.

Daniel Motts, 48-year-old Latino, on Nov. 16.  Motts was shot in the 11200 block of Ferina Street in Norwalk.

Comontray Lenoir, a 24-year-old black man, on Nov. 17. Lenoir was shot in the 2700 block of East 57th Street in Long Beach.

Gombert Yepremyan, a 19-year-old man identified by the coroner as Armenian, on Nov. 18. Yepremyan was shot at Victory Boulevard and Laurel Canyon Boulevard in North Hollywood.

Erick Roche Jr., a 17-year-old Latino, on Nov. 19.  Roche was shot in the 6400 block of Rosemead Boulevard in Pico Rivera.

Frank Castro Jr., a 19-year-old Latino, on Nov. 19. Castro was shot at Santa Fe Avenue and Arlington Street in Long Beach.

Remington Dunham, a 19-year-old black man, on Nov. 20. Dunham was shot in the 11000 block of Gonsalves Place in Cerritos.

Chase Hill, a 49-year-old black man, on Nov. 21. Hill was shot in the 1100 block of 58th Drive in unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Noe Martinez-Quinone, a 35-year-old Latino, on Nov. 22.  Martinez-Quinone was shot at an unknown location.

Lavell Hudson, a 24-year-old black man, on Nov. 22. Hudson was shot in the 1200 block of East 115th Street in Watts.

Billy Howell, a 33-year-old white man, on Nov. 22. Howell was shot in the 100 block of South Cherrywood Street in West Covina.

Diamond Hillman, an infant girl, on Nov. 22.  No other details were provided by the coroner's office.

Ricardo Chavez, a 25-year-old Latino, on Nov. 22. Chavez was shot in the 900 block of East 98th Street in Green Meadows.

Juan Segura, a 18-year-old Latino, on Nov. 22. Segura died in the 1000 block of South La Brea Avenue in the Mid-Wilshire district. No other details were provided by the coroner's office.

Geissler Alfaro, a 17-year-old Latino, on Nov. 22.  Alfaro was shot at 18th Street and Cabrillo Avenue in San Pedro.

Richard Gonzales, a 25-year-old Latino, on Nov. 23.  Gonzales was shot in the 2400 block of Angela Street in Pomona.

Shelia Zaldana, a 46-year-old black woman, on Nov. 23. Zaldana was shot in the 500 block of San Julian Street in downtown.

Humberto Rodriguez-Varon, a 51-year-old Latino, on Nov. 25. Rodriguez-Varon died of blunt-force trauma in the 1300 block of South Orchard Avenue in Pico-Union.

Joseph Jones, a 35-year-old Latino, on Nov. 25. Jones was shot in the 4200 block of Olympic Boulevard in East Los Angeles.

Dwain Charles, a 47-year-old black man, on Nov. 25. Charles was shot in the 10400 block of South Normandie Avenue in unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Albert Love, a 23-year-old black man, on Nov. 26. Love was shot in the 11000 block of South Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood.

Larry Duran Jr., 29-year-old Latino, on Nov. 28. Duran was shot in the 9200 block of Woodley Avenue in North Hills.

Alexander Russo, a 19-year-old Latino, on Nov. 30.  No other details were provided by the coroner's office.

Richard Basulto, a 55-year-old Latino, on Nov. 30.  No other details were provided by the coroner's office.


--Maloy Moore


Homicides: Nov. 9 - Nov. 15

November 16, 2009 | 11:26 am

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 655. This number does not include a few cases in which specifying the cause of death has been deferred.

Young Lee, a 62-year-old Asian man, on Nov. 9.  Lee died of blunt force trauma in the 3300 block of Jefferson Boulevard in Jefferson Park.

Mulindwa Traylor, a 24-year-old black man, on Nov. 10.  Traylor was shot in the 1500 block of West 55th Street  in Harvard Park.

Ademio Morales, a 43-year-old Latino, on Nov. 11. Morales was shot at an unknown location.

Flor Medrano,  a 30-year-old Latina, on Nov. 12. Medrano was stabbed  in the 1300 block of Cochran Avenue in Mid-Wilshire.

Daniel Carlon, a 23-year-old Latino, on Nov. 12. Carlon was stabbed and shot in the 1300 block of Cochran Avenue in Mid-Wilshire.

Jermaine Tillman, a 30-year-old black man, on Nov. 12. Tillman was shot at an unknown location.  

Armando Castaneda, a 51-year-old Latino, on Nov. 12. Castaneda was shot in the 2600 block of Michigan Avenue in Boyle Heights.

Leonard Soliz Jr., a 35-year-old Latino, on Nov. 15. Soliz was shot in the 11500 block of Los Nietos Road in Santa Fe Springs.

Celeste Jimenez, a 31-year-old Latina, on Nov. 15. Jimenez was shot in the 11500 block of Los Nietos Road in Santa Fe Springs.

Ryan Shackelford died Nov. 14. No additional details were provided by the Coroner.


Homicides: Nov. 1 to 9

November 9, 2009 | 10:25 am

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 645. This number does not include a few cases in which specifying the cause of death has been deferred.

Donna Edwards, a 66-year-old white woman, on Nov. 2. Edwards was shot in the 7900 block of McLaren Avenue in West Hills.

Gil DeLeon, a 53-year-old Asian man, on Nov. 2. DeLeon was stabbed in the 1200 block of South Union Ave. in Pico-Union.

Eric Acosta, a 36-year-old Latino, on Nov. 3. Acosta was stabbed at North Figueroa Street and Avenue 61 in Highland Park.

Nolberto Gutierrez, a 57-year-old Latino, on Nov. 3. Gutierrez was found in the 1700 block of Cherokee Avenue in Hollywood.

William McKillian Jr., a 19-year-old black man, on Nov. 3. McKillian was shot in the 600 block of Westminster Avenue in Venice.

Richard Juarez, a 20-year-old Latino, on Nov. 3. Juarez was shot in the 200 block of Virginia Avenue in Santa Monica.

Juan Aguiar, a 29-year-old Latino, on Nov. 3. Aguiar was shot somewhere between the 16400 and 16700 blocks of Prairie Avenue in Lawndale.

Julian Nolasco, a 25-year-old Latino, on Nov. 4. Nolasco was shot at 59th Street and Avalon Boulevard in Florence.

Dalton Rahman, an 18-year-old white man, on Nov. 5. Rahman was shot in the 17000 block of Orkney Street in unincorporated Los Angeles.

Zhi Hu, a 47-year-old Asian man, on Nov. 6. Hu was shot in the 200 block of East Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park.

Wilhelm Ramclam, a 24-year-old black man, on Nov. 6. Ramclam was shot in the 700 block of East 73rd Street in Florence.

Maria Valderrama, a 17-year-old Latina, on Nov. 6. Valderrama was shot in the 2400 block of North Daly Street in Lincoln Heights.

Jessy Acosta, a 15-year-old Latino, on Nov. 6. Acosta was shot in the 700 block of McDonnell Avenue in East Los Angeles.

Lorraine Minjarez, a 32-year Latina, on Nov. 7. Minjarez was strangled at an unknown location.

Hugo Negrete, a 17-year-old Latino, on Nov. 7. Negrete was stabbed in the 11000 block of Bonwood Road in El Monte.

The charred body of Jane Doe, a white female, was found on Nov. 7.  No other details were provided by the coroner.


Homicides: Oct. 26 - Nov. 1

November 2, 2009 |  3:56 pm

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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Homicides: Oct. 19 - 25 [Updated]

October 26, 2009 |  9:57 pm

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 612. This number does not include a few cases in which the cause of death has been deferred.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following recent deaths as homicides:

Waymon Weston, a 20-year-old black man, on Monday, Oct. 19. Weston was shot in the 1100 block of West 90th Street in Athens.

Chad Johnson, a 19-year-old black man, on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Johnson was shot in the 400 block of East Avenue Q-3 in Palmdale.

Mike Nivens Jr., a 1-year-old black infant, on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Nivens was shot in the 7200 block of South Gramercy Place in Manchester Square.

Pablo Marquez, an 18-year-old Latino, on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Marquez was shot in the 1800 block of Henderson Avenue in Long Beach. [Updated on Oct. 28: An earlier version of this post incorrectly spelled Pablo as Pable.]

Bill Park, a 65-year-old Asian man, on Thursday, Oct. 22. Park died of a fractured skull in the 5000 block of Van Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.

Robert Rodriguez, a 14-year-old Latino, on Friday, Oct. 23. Rodriguez was shot in the 15400 block of Vanowen Street in Van Nuys.

Jose Caceros, a 41-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Oct. 25. Caceros was shot in the 400 block of Gulf Avenue in Wilmington.

Agnes Bratton, a 79-year-old white woman, on Sunday, Oct. 25. Bratton sustained blunt-force trauma to the head in the 6300 block of Gotham Street in Bell Gardens.

Kenneth Cabrera, a 45-year-old Latino, on Sunday,Oct. 25. Cabrera was shot in the 11200 block of Rivera Road in unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Duncan Battiest, a 34-year-old black man, on Sunday, Oct. 25, in the 400 block of Walnut Avenue in Long Beach. The cause of death was not provided by the coroner. [Updated on Oct. 28: Battiest died of complications stemming from being shot in January.]

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Homicides: Oct. 12 - 18 [Updated]

October 19, 2009 |  3:02 pm

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 602. This number does not include a few cases in which the cause of death has been deferred.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following recent deaths as homicides:

Tommy Jackson, a 58-year-old black man, on Thursday, Oct. 15. Jackson was stabbed in the 800 block of East 7th Street in downtown.

David Mikes, a 28-year-old black man, on Thursday, Oct. 15. Mikes was shot in the 100 block of West 64th Place in Inglewood.

Michelle Velazquez, a 26-year-old Latina, on Friday, Oct. 16. Velazquez was shot in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue in Walnut Park.

Cesar Lopez, a 19-year-old Latino, on Friday, Oct. 16. Lopez was shot in the 13400 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Norwalk.

Genny Herrera, a 39-year-old Latina, on Friday, Oct. 16, Herrera was shot in the 4500 block of Lasheart Drive in La Canada Flintridge.

Teresa Cardoza, a 28-year-old Latina, on Saturday, Oct. 17. Cardoza was strangled in the 2400 block of South Myrtle Avenue in Unincorporated Los Angeles.

John Fulchiero, a 50-year-old white man, on Saturday, Oct. 17. Fulchiero was shot by Los Angeles police officers in the 3100 block of Midvale Avenue in Palms.

Christian Dixon, a 5-year-old black child, on Saturday, Oct. 17. Dixon was shot in the 7200 block of South Gramercy Place in Manchester Square.

Toni Zazueta, a 29-year-old Latina, on Saturday, Oct. 17. Zazueta was shot in the 11500 block of Tina Street in Norwalk.

Steven Valadez, a 19-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Oct. 18. Valadez was stabbed in the 16200 block of Maplegrove Street in Valinda.

Patrick Shillings, a 21-year-old black man, on Sunday, Oct. 18. No other information was provided by the coroner. [Updated on Oct. 23: Shillings was shot several times at Lassen Street and White Oak Avenue in Northridge, according to coroner's investigators.]

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Homicides: Oct. 6-12

October 13, 2009 | 11:59 am

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 591. This number does not include a few cases in which the cause of death has been deferred.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following recent deaths as homicides:

Stephanie Almanzan, a 21-year-old white woman, on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Almanzan was found burned in the 13100 block of Firestone Boulevard in Whittier.

Victor Rosales, a 25-year-old white man, on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Rosales was shot in the 3900 block of West 112th Street in Inglewood.

Esperanza Serrano, a 66-year-old Latina, on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Serrano was shot in the 3000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Lynwood.

Joaquin Navarro, a 20-year-old Latino, on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Navarro was shot in the 14600 block of Blythe Street in Panorama.

Reginald Hendrix Jr., a 28-year-old black man, on Thursday, Oct. 8. Hendrix was shot in the 100 block of West 74th Street in Florence.

Diamond Hiloman, a female black infant, on Friday, Oct. 9. No other information was provided by the coroner.

Juan Guijarro-Ramirez, a 44-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Oct. 11. Guijarro-Ramirez was assaulted in the 11700 block of Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood.

Anthony Torres, a 33-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Oct. 11. Torres was shot in the 5900 block of East Northside Drive in East Los Angeles.

Marvin Nicholson, a 13-year-old black youth, on Monday, Oct. 12. Nicholson was shot in the 900 block of South Grandee Avenue in Compton.

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Homicides: September 28 - October 5 [Updated]

October 5, 2009 |  4:44 pm

The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 582. This number does not include a few cases in which the cause of death has been deferred.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides:

Alton Mixon, a 51-year-old black man, on Sept. 28. Mixon was stabbed in the 14100 block of South Albertson Avenue in unincorporated Los Angeles.

Armando Vidana, a 25-year-old Latino, on Sept. 29. Vidana was shot at Illinois Street and Laurel Avenue in Pomona.

Francisco Reyes, a 18-year-old white man, on Sept. 29.  Reyes was shot in the 1600 block of East 83rd Street in unincorporated Los Angeles. [Updated Oct. 7: Reyes was described as white by the coroner's office and as Latino by sheriff's officials who are investigating his homicide.]

Edward Carr, a 17-year-old black youth, on Sept. 30. Carr was shot in the 14600 block of South Atlantic Avenue in Compton.

Cory Smith, a 29-year-old black man, on Oct. 1. Smith was shot at Arbor Vitae Street and 10th Avenue in Inglewood.

Efrain Lara Gutierrez, 31-year-old Latino, on Oct. 2. Lara Gutierrez was shot in the 18200 block of Renwick Road in unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Emmanuel Diaz, a 22-year-old Latino, on Oct. 3.  No other information was provided by the coroner [Updated Oct. 7: Diaz's cause of death has been deferred as coroner's investigators perform additional tests. Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said he was hit by a vehicle.]

Saul Ayala, a 35-year-old Latino, on Oct. 3. Ayala was shot in the 4500 block of Clinton Street in East Hollywood.

Louis Pickett Jr., a 24-year-old black man, on Oct. 4. Picket was shot at 103rd Street and Lou Dillon Avenue in Watts.

Jonathan Hernandez, a 24-year-old Latino, on Oct. 4. Hernandez died of blunt-force trauma in the 6700 block in Hayvenhurst Avenue in Lake Balboa.


Homicides: Sept. 21-28 [Updated]

September 29, 2009 |  8:28 am

[Updated Sept. 29: The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 572. This number does not include a handful of cases where the cause of death has been deferred.]

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides:

David Colone, a 32-year-old black man, on Sept. 21. Colone was shot in 10000 block of South Figueroa Street in Vermont Vista.

Noe Escobar Reyes, a 41-year-old Latino, on Sept. 22.  Escobar Reyes was shot in the 1900 block of South Towne Avenue in Pomona.

Juan Segura-Ramirez, a 27-year-old Latino, on Sept. 23. Segura-Ramirez was shot in the 1500 block of East Lomita Boulevard in Wilmington.

Francisco Estrada, a 44-year-old Latino, on Sept. 23. Estrada was shot in the 1500 block of East Lomita Boulevard in Wilmington.

Samantha Williams, a 4-month-old white infant, on Sept. 24. Williams died of blunt force trauma. The location of Williams' death was not reported by the coroner.

Errol McIntyre, a 46-year-old black man, on Sept. 24. McIntyre was shot at West 37th and Catalina streets in Exposition Park.

Isidro Meza-Rojas, a 28-year-old Latino, on Sept. 26. Meza-Rojas was shot in the 20900 block of Gresham Street in Canoga Park.

Guillermo Mendoza-Rojas, a 21-year-old Latino, on Sept. 26. Mendoza-Rojas was shot in the 20900 block of Gresham Street in Canoga Park.

Andrew Garcia, a 4-month-old Latino infant, on Sept. 27.  Garcia was shot at Kittridge and Sylmar streets in Van Nuys.


Homicides: September 7 - September 21 [Updated]

September 21, 2009 |  2:28 pm

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides:

Darrick Collins, a 36-year-old black man, on Monday Sept. 14. Collins was shot in  the 1200 block of Poindexter Avenue in Athens.

Robert Tripple, a 20-year-old black man, on Monday Sept. 14. Tripple was shot in the 200 block of West 20th Street in Long Beach.

Andrew Faucette Jr., a 51-year-old black man, on Monday, Sept. 14. Faucette was shot in the 3100 block of South Normandie Avenue in Adams-Normandie.

Manuel Melgoza Jr., a 35-year-old Latino, on Thursday, Sept. 17. Melgoza was shot in the 13200 block of Mona Boulevard in Willowbrook.

Victor Dominguez, a 25-year-old Latino, on Thursday, Sept. 17. Dominguez died of blunt force trauma in the 1600 block of South St. Andrews Place in Harvard Heights.

Rosamaria Rees, a 47-year-old Latina, on Friday, Sept. 18. Rees was shot in the 13500 block of South Ainsworth Street in Harbor Gateway.

Richard Travion, a 17-year-old black youth, on Saturday, Sept. 19. Travion was shot in the 3100 block of Banning Street in Lynwood.

Brent Moore, an 18-year-old black man, on Saturday, Sept. 19. Moore was shot in the 200 block South Witmer Street in Westlake.

Ernesto Tovar, a 21-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Sept. 19. Tovar died of blunt force trauma at Long Beach Boulevard and Willow Place in South Gate.

Jefte Hurtado, a 20-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Hurtado was shot  in the 6700 block Bollenbacher in Pico Rivera.

Felipe Valdovinos, a 27-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Valdovinos was shot at Alondra Boulevard and the onramp to the southbound 710 in Compton.

Leopoldo Huizar, a 24-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Huizar was shot in the 11600 block of East Imperial Highway in Norwalk.

Kevin Harris II, a 21-year-old black man, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Harris died in the 3300 block of West 11th Place in Inglewood.  The circumstances of Harris' death were not reported by the coroner.

Michael Stringfellow, a 52-year-old black man, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Stringfellow died of blunt force trauma at Slauson Avenue and Menlo Avenue in Vermont-Slauson.

[Updated Sept. 25: Coroner's investigators said Stringfellow was initially listed as a homicide, but they have since determined he died of natural causes.]

Justin Curiel, a 16-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Curiel was shot in the 13000 block of Carl Street in Pacoima.

Javier Zamora, a 20-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Sept. 20. Zamora was shot in the 13000 block of Carl Street in Pacoima.

Darren Way, a 21-year-old black man, on Sunday, Sept 20. At this time there is no additional information available from the coroner.

Steven Alaniz, a 50-year-old Latino,  on Thursday, Sept. 10. Alaniz was shot in the 800 block of North Eleanor Street in Pomona.

Kadeemi Forman, a 19-year-old black man, on Thursday, Sept. 10. Forman was shot in 1700 block of West 69th Street in Harvard Park.

Felicia Lee, a 31-year-old Asian woman, on Friday, Sept. 11. Lee died of blunt force trauma in the 500 block of West Duarte Avenue in Monrovia.

Steve Bueno, a 20-year-old Latino, on Friday, Sept. 11. Bueno was shot in the 2000 block of Parkside Drive in Lincoln Heights.

Ivan Garcia, a 18-year-old Latino, on Friday, Sept. 11. Garcia was shot in the 1200 block of 22nd Street in Historic South-Central.

Chester Warfield, an 82-year-old black man, on Saturday, Sept. 12. Warfield died of blunt force trauma in the 1000 block of South Rimpau Boulevard in Mid-Wilshire. 

[Updated Sept. 25: Coroner's investigators have deferred Warfield's cause of death pending further tests. Authorities said Warfield collapsed after getting into an argument with someone on his porch, but was not injured by the person he was arguing with.]

Jorge Estrella, a 38-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Sept 12. Estrella died of blunt force trauma.  The location of Estrella's death were not reported by the coroner.

Martin Mendez, a 32-year-old Latino, on Sunday, Sept. 13. Mendez died of blunt force trauma at Saticoy Street and Winnetka Avenue in Winnetka.

Kevis Gray, a 20-year-old black man, on Sunday Sept. 13. Gray was shot in the 10400 block of Normandie Avenue in unincorporated Los Angeles.


Homicides: September 1 - September 7

September 8, 2009 | 12:23 pm

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides:

Joaquin Madrigal, a 20-year-old Latino, on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Madrigal was shot in the 8900 block of Priscilla Street in Downey.

Marcelino Pettway, a 25-year-old black man, on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Pettway was shot at Long Beach Boulevard and Marcelle Street in Compton.

Edith Gomez, an 11-year-old, Latina, on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Gomez was stabbed in the 7800 block of Irvine Avenue in Sun Valley.

Diana Gomez, a 16-year-old, Latina, on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Gomez was stabbed in the 7800 block of Irvine Avenue in Sun Valley.

Rene Sandoval, a 22-year-old Latino, on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Sandoval was shot in 6800 block of San Rafael Street in Paramount.

Mike Coffey, a 34-year-old white man, on Thursday, Sept. 3. Coffey died of blunt force trauma in the 7800 block of Foothill Boulevard in Sunland.

Rommel Delos Reyes, a 64-year-old Latino, on Thursday, Sept. 3. Delos Reyes died of blunt force trauma. At this time the location of Delos Reyes' death is not available.

Wilson Victorian, a 59-year-old black man, on Friday, Sept. 4. Victorian was shot in the 200 block of Dominiguez Street in Carson.

Daisy Flores, a 26-year-old Latina, on Friday, Sept. 4. Flores died from a gunshot wound to the spine. At this time the location of this shooting is not available.

Keith Moore, a 20-year-old black man, on Saturday, Sept. 5. Moore was shot in 1500 block of West 55th Street in Harvard Park.

Brenda Saxton, a 55-year-old black woman, on Saturday, Sept. 5. No details on the manner of death have been released by authorities.

Jerome Downs, a 21-year-old black man, on Sunday, Sept. 6. Downs was shot at 4th Street and Boylston Street in Westlake.

Robert Brown, a 84-year-old black man, on Sunday, Sept. 6. Brown was shot in the 10800 block of South Avalon Boulevard in Green Meadows.

Reynesha Reed, a 24-year-old black woman, on Monday, Sept. 7. Reed was shot in the 12800 block of South San Pedro Street in unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Lawrence Crosby, a 50-year-old black man, on Monday, Sept. 7. At this time there is no additional information available from the coroner.

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Homicides: August 25 - August 31

September 3, 2009 |  5:06 pm

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides. Click on the names in blue to learn more details about the deaths. The Times will report more details on the others in the near future:

Drayvon James, a 29-year-old black man, on Aug. 25. James was shot at Main Street and 101st Street in Broadway-Manchester.

Robert Nelson, a 16-year-old black youth, on Aug. 25. Nelson was shot at Main Street and 101st Street in Broadway-Manchester.

Robert Mobley, a 68-year-old white man, on Aug. 25. Mobley was beaten and strangled in the 4470 block of 60th Street West in Lancaster.

Juan Velasquez, a 29-year-old Latino, on Aug. 25. Velasquez was shot in the 2600 block of West 3rd Street in Westlake.

Lisa Marie Bromiley, a 20-year-old Latina, on Aug. 26. Bromiley died of blunt force trauma in the 2500 block of Olive Drive in Palmdale.

Ronnie Knighten Jr., a 22 black man, on Aug. 27. Knighten was shot at Main Street and 95th Street in Broadway-Manchester.

Lishawndri Bryant, a 34-year-old black woman, on Aug. 27. Bryant was stabbed in the 15400 block of Allingham Avenue in Norwalk.

Jose Guadalupe Carrillo, a 24-year-old Latino, on Aug. 28. Carrillo was stabbed in the 900 block of North Mariposa Avenue in East Hollywood.

Xiomara Fajardo de Lopez, a 36-year-old Latina, on Aug. 28. Fajardo de Lopez was shot in the 2900 block of Kenwood Avenue in Adams-Normandie.

Pablo Reyes, a 22-year-old Latino, on Aug. 30. Reyes was shot in the 37600 block of Poseidon Drive in Palmdale.

Francisco Govea, a 22-year-old Latino, on Aug. 30. Govea was shot in the 37600 block of Poseidon Drive in Palmdale.

Puncho Eteuati, a 34-year-old Samoan, on Aug. 30.  Eteuati was shot in the 1300 block of Ronan Avenue in Wilmington.


Homicides: August 17 - August 24 [Updated]

August 25, 2009 |  9:58 pm

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides. The Times will report more details this week:

Jacob Benavidez, a 15-year-old Latino, on Aug. 18.  Benavidez was shot in the 1000 block of East 16th Street in Long Beach.

Rene Torres, a 2-year-old Latino,  on Aug. 18. Rene died in the 500 block of North Summit Avenue in Pasadena.

Thaddeus Risher, a 49-year-old black man, on Aug. 18.  Risher  was shot in the 100 block of East 82nd Place in Florence.

Christobal Lira, a 32-year-old Latino, on Aug.18. Lira was beaten and shot in the 9700 block of Sunland Boulevard in Shadow Hills.

Kevin Sipert, a 17-year-old black teenager, on Aug. 20 Sipert was shot at Essey Avenue and Laurel Street in Compton.

Oscar Lopez-Hernandez, a 40-year-old Latino, on Aug. 20. Lopez-Hernandez was shot at Ocean View Avenue and South Coronado Street in Westlake.

Brandon Thompson, a 20-year-old black man, on Aug. 21.  Thompson was stabbed in the 12400 block of Eucalyptus Avenue in Hawthorne.

Otis Williams, a 32-year-old black man, on Aug. 21, Williams was shot in the 2600 block of West 109th Street in Inglewood.

Ching Tseng, a 35-year-old Asian man, on Aug. 22.  Tseng was shot in the 3200 block of West 6th Street in Koreatown.

Tomas Guerrero, a 22-year-old Latino, on Aug. 22.  The location of Guerrero's shooting is unavailable at this time. [Updated September 1: Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Guerrero was shot in the 700 block of East 135th Street in unincorporated Los Angeles.]

Larick Matheson, a 58-year-old black man, on Aug.  22. Matheson was shot in the 2900 block of South Rimpau Boulevard in West Adams.

Leonard Samuels, a 22-year-old black man, on Aug. 22. Samuels was shot in the 1700 block of West Century Boulevard in Gramercy Park.

Brandon Perry, a 17-year-old black teenager,  on Aug. 23. Perry was shot in the 6400 block of South 7th Avenue in Hyde Park.

Angel Popoca, a 21-year-old Latino, on Aug. 23. Popoca was shot in the 21300 block of South Archibald Avenue in Carson.

Hilario Seferino Perez, a 43-year-old Latino, on Aug. 23. Seferino Perez was shot in the 3400 block of Drew Street in Glassell Park.

Efrain Olmos, a 39-year-old Latino, on Aug. 24. Olmos was shot in the 9500 block of Bandera Street in Watts.

Tammy Howland, a 34-year-old white woman, on Aug. 24. Howland was shot in the 41000 block of 176th Street East in Lake Los Angeles.


Homicides: August 3 - August 17 [Updated]

August 19, 2009 | 10:59 am

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides. The Times will report more details this week:

Cesar Garcia, a 20-year-old Latino, on August 10. Garcia was shot in the 600 block of West 81st Street in Vermont Knolls.

Edward Dickson, a 47-year-old black man.  Dickson was stabbed in the 1300 block of South Olive Street in Downtown. [Updated August 20: Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Dickson's cause of death is deferred and has not yet been ruled a homicide.]

Sergio Ramirez, a 19-year-old white man. Ramirez was shot at the intersection of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Vanowen Street in North Hollywood.

Jimmie Williams, a 32-year-old black man. Williams was shot in the 700 block of South Keene Avenue in Compton.

Joseph Martinez, a 49-year-old white man. Martinez was stabbed in the 12000 block of South Figueroa Street in Harbor Gateway.

Cristian Madrigal, 13-year-old Latino.  Madrigal was shot in the 21400 block of Orrick Street in Carson.

Luis Mora, a 21-year-old Latino. Mora was shot in the 4500 block of East 57th Street in Maywood.

David Sua, a 37-year-old Latino. Sua was shot at the intersection of Rimgrove Drive and Samgerry Drive in unincorporated Los Angeles.

Mauricio Jimenez, a 22-year-old Latino. Jimenez was shot in the 400 block of East 52nd Street in South Park.

Ruperto Martinez, a 39-year-old Latino. Martinez died of blunt force trauma in the 4400 block of Staunton Avenue in Central-Alameda. [Updated August 20: Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Martinez died of natural causes. Though coroner's investigators initially thought the death was a homicide, it has been ruled natural.]

Silverio Jimenez, a 39-year-old Latino. Jimenez was found dead in the 3000 block of Ganahl Street in Boyle Heights. [Updated August 20: Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said the cause of Jimenez's death is deferred and has not been officially ruled a homicide.]

Daquawn Allen, a 13-year-old black teenager.  Allen was shot at the intersection of 88th Place and Broadway in Broadway-Manchester.

Christopher Lattier, a 21-year-old black man.  Lattier was shot in the 100 block of East 84th Place in Florence.

Juan Johnson, a 42-year-old black man. Johnson was shot at the intersection of 60th Street and St. Andrews Place in Chesterfield Square.

Terry Johnson, a 54-year-old black man. Johnson was shot in the 11900 block of South Central Avenue in Green Meadows.


Homicides: August 3 - August 10

August 10, 2009 | 10:17 pm

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides. The Times will report more details this week:

Jonathan Rudolph, a 20-year-old black man, on August 6. Rudolph was shot in the 2600 block of South Hillsborough Place in West Covina.

Roger Cota, a 51-year-old white man, on August 6. Cota was stabbed in the 5500 block of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

Keith Falin, a 43-year-old white man, on August 6. Falin was stabbed in the 6100 block of Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.

Jessie Long, a 19-year-old black man, on August 6. Long was shot at 49th Street and Wadsworth Avenue in South Park.

Jose Macias Cano, a 18-year-old Latino, on August 6. Macias Cano was shot in the 5100 block on Santa Ana Street in Cudahy.

Jose Romero, a 32-year-old Latino, on August 7. Romero was shot at Whittier Boulevard and Downey Road in East Los Angeles.

Eduardo Madrid, a 28-year-old Latino, on August 7. Madrid died from blunt-force trauma suffered in the 6000 block of Wilson Avenue in South Gate.

Juan Garduno, a 15-year-old Latino, on August 7. Garduno was shot in the 11200 block of South Berendo Avenue in unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Guillermo Saucedo, a 23-year-old Latino, on August 7. Saucedo was shot in the 12700 block of Waldorf Drive in Lynwood.

Jasmine Granados, a 19-month-old Latina toddler, on August 8.  The circumstances surrounding her death are still being investigated.  Jasmine, who was in foster care, was found dead after firefighters were summoned about 2:50 a.m. Saturday to a residence in the 1200 block of West 93rd Street.

Ezequiel Jacobo, a 33-year-old Latino, on August 8. Jacobo was shot on Squaw Peak Lane in Carson.

Job Gonzalez-Martinez, a 20-year-old Latino, on August 9. Gonzalez-Martinez was shot in 11900 block of Lansdale Avenue in El Monte.

Ernest Salazar, a 48-year-old Latino, on August 9. Salazar died from blunt-force trauma suffered in the 9300 block of Beverly Road in Pico Rivera.

Anthony Harris, a 24-year-old black man, on August 9. Harris was shot in the 13000 block of South Figueroa Street in Harbor Gateway.

Osmin Linares, a 20-year-old Latino, on August 9. Linares was shot in the 1500 block of East 107th Street in Watts.

Oran Douglas III, 37-year-old black man, on August 9. Douglas was shot in the 900 block of West 68th Street in Vermont-Slauson.

Frederick Blackshire, a 19-year-old black man, on August 9. Blackshire was shot in the 100 block of East Hyde Park Boulevard in Inglewood.

Guadalupe Chama, a 18-year-old Latina, on August 9. Chama died in 18000 block of Soledad Canyon in Santa Clarita. The circumstances surrounding her death are still being investigated.


Homicides: July 27 - August 3

August 5, 2009 | 11:59 pm
The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides. The Times will report more details this week:
 
Lucio Rodarte, a 40-year-old Latino, on July 27. Rodarte was shot in an alley north of Alondra Boulevard between Lime Avenue and Frailey Avenue in East Rancho Dominguez.
 
Roberto Alvarado, an 18-year-old Latino, on July 28. Alvarado was shot in the 9800 block of Stanford Street in South Gate.
 
Wilber Panameno, a 21-year-old white man, on July 29. Panameno was shot in the 5200 block of St. Andrews Place in the Vermont Square area of South Los Angeles.
 
Jamil Lyles, a 17-year-old black teenager, on July 29. Lyles was shot in the 13100 South Broadway in unincorporated Los Angeles.
 
Luis Pierson, a 42-year-old Latino, on July 30. Pierson died from blunt force trauma suffered at the intersection of West 104th Street and Firmona Avenue in Lennox.
 
Anthony Huerta, a 25-year-old- Latino, on July 30. Huerta was shot in the 15100 block of Lime Avenue in Compton
 
Antonio Arenas, a 35-year-old Latino, on July 31. Arenas was shot at the intersection of San Fernando Road and Cobalt Street in Sylmar.
 
Santiago Morales, a 23-year-old Latino, on July 31. Morales was shot in the 200 block of West 76th Street in Florence.
 
Juan Espinoza, 19-year-old Latino, on July 31. Espinoza was shot at the intersection of Friar Street and Vesper Avenue in Van Nuys.
 
Robert Burrus, a 67-year-old black man, on August 1. Burrus was stabbed at the intersection of 6th Street and Fremont Street in downtown Los Angeles.
 
Guillermo Vargas, a 32-year-old Latino, on August 1. Vargas was shot in the 8400 block of South Main Street in Florence.
 
Howard Gross, a 57-year-old white man, on August 1. Gross was shot in the 9200 block of Ramona Boulevard in Rosemead.
 
Martha Cruz, an 18-year-old Latina, on August 1. Cruz was shot in the 2900 block of South Normandie Avenue in Adams-Normandie.
 
Anthony Olmos, a 25-year-old Latino, on August 2. Olmos was shot in 900 block of North Brannick Avenue in City Terrace.
 
Francisco Cornelio, a 23-year-old Latino, on August 2. Cornelio was shot in the 1000 block of East 42nd Street in Historic South-Central.
 
Jesse McWayne, a 19-year-old black man, on August 2. McWayne was shot in the 1700 block of East 59th Street in the Harvard Park area of South Los Angeles.
 
Roy Sutherland, a 48-year-old black man, on August 2.  Sutherland was stabbed in 3500 block of South Western Avenue in Exposition Park.
 
Leonardo Benitez, a 18-year-old Latino, on August 2. Benitez was shot in the 1100 block of Hoffman Avenue in Long Beach.
 
Torie Anderson, a 32-year-old white woman, on August 3. Anderson was found dead inside a residence in the 2400 block of 227th Street in Torrance.  The circumstances surrounding her death are still being investigated.
 
Jeremy Burrell, a 17-year-old black teenager, on August 3.  Burrell was shot at the intersection of 63rd Street and Victoria Avenue in Hyde Park.
 
Giovanni Perez, a 20-year-old Latino, on August 3. Perez was shot in the 7300 block of Lennox Avenue in Van Nuys.
 
Reginald Paris, a 56-year-old black man, on August 3. Paris was stabbed in 10700 block of South Figueroa Street in the Vermont Vista area of South Los Angeles.
 
 
 
 

Homicides: July 20 - July 26

July 27, 2009 | 12:39 pm
The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides. The Times will report more details later this week:

Thomas Pearson Jr., a 29-year-old black man, on July 20. Pearson was shot at the corner of Leimert Boulevard and Sutro Avenue in Leimert Park.

David Medina, a 45-year-old Latino, on July 21. Medina was shot in the 1700 block of South Mesa Street in San Pedro.

Ara Terunyan, a 35-year-old white man, on July 22. Terunyan was shot in the 300 block of West Colorado Boulevard in Glendale.

Luis Pozos-Huerta, a 27-year-old Latino, on Jul 23. Pozos-Huerta was shot in the 1700 block of South Longwood Avenue in Mid-City.

Dae'von Bailey, a 6-year-old black child, on Jul 23. Bailey was beaten in the 800 block of East 87th Place in Green Meadows.

Daniel Rodriguez, an 18-year-old Latino, on July 23. Rodriguez was shot at 105th Street and Compton Avenue in Watts.

Akop Aduryan, a 46-year-old Armenian man, on July 23. Aduryan wash shot in the 7500 block of Goodland Avenue in Sun Valley.

Kevin Polinskey a 29-year-old white man, on July 23. Polinskey was stabbed in the 1600 block of East Avenue I in Lancaster. [An earlier version of this post incorrectly said Polinskey was killed in Wilmington.]

Robin Ridgeway, a 49-year-old white woman, on July 23. Ridgeway was stabbed in the 700 block of South Hamilton Boulevard in Pomona.

Jose Jimenez, a 16-year-old white youth, on July 24. Jimenez was shot at Meeker Avenue and Mildred Street in El Monte.

Emilio Moncayo, a 34-year-old Latino, on July 24. Moncayo was shot in the 500 block of East Mckinley Avenue in Pomona.

Willie Adams, a 31-year-old black man, on July 25. Adams was shot in the 700 block of East 91st Street in Green Meadows.

Lily Burk, a 17-year-old white youth, on July 17. Burk was cut in the neck and her body was discovered at 5th Street and Alameda Street Downtown.

Luis Flores, a 66-year-old Latino, on July 25. Flores was shot in the 2000 block of East El Segundo Boulevard in Willowbrook. [An earlier version of this post incorrectly listed the location as Compton]

Adrian Soto, a 22-year-old Latino, on July 25. Soto was shot in the 2500 block of East 132nd Street in Willowbrook. [An earlier version of this post incorrectly listed the location as Compton]

Triso Arcos, a 40-year-old Latino, on July 25. Arcos was shot in the 3700 block of East 55th Street in Maywood.

Michelle Lu, a 55-year-old Asian woman, on July 26. Lu died after she was struck with an axe several tiimes in the 100 block of South Rosemead Boulevard in unincorporated Pasadena.

Homicides: July 13 - July 20

July 21, 2009 |  3:09 pm
The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides. The Times will report more details later this week:

Heliodoro Cantoral, a 44-year-old Latino, on July 13. Cantoral was struck over the head with a beer bottle in the 2600 block of East Lacy Street in Lincoln Heights.

Eric Douglas, a 50-year-old black man, on July 15. Douglas was shot several times in the 100 block of East F Street in Wilmington.

Isidro Sanchez, a 39-year-old Latino, on July 16. He was stabbed at North Fair Oaks Avenue and East Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena.

Darren Gunter, a 39-year-old black man, on July 16. Gunter was shot in the 1000 block of Grandee Avenue in Compton.

Ivan Valencia, a 30-year-old Latino, on July 17. Valencia was shot at 55th Main streets in South Park.

Rayshawn Stewart, a 22-year-old black man, on July 17. Stewart was shot at Clarkdale Avenue and Nava Street in Norwalk.

Willie Sykes, a 47-year-old black man, on July 17. Sykes was shot in the 2000 block of Nord Street in Compton.

Victor Garza Jr., a 23-year-old Latino, on July 17. Garza was shot in the 400 block of East Oaks Street in Compton.

Jesus Sandoval, a 17-year-old Latino, on July 17. Sandoval was shot in the 400 block of East Oaks Street in Compton.

Michael Allen, a 29-year-old black man, on July 17. Allen was shot in the 1000 block of West 60th Street in Vermont-Slauson.

Lars Sanchez, a 4-year-old Latino boy, on July 18. Sanchez was stabbed in the 300 block of Vista Place in Highland Park.

Stinson Brown, a 21-year-old black man, on July 18. Brown was shot in the 4200 block of West Don Felipe Drive in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw.

Hutch Jackson, a 30-year-old white man, on July 18. Jackson was shot in the 1200 block of West 71st Street in Vermont-Slauson.

Ricardo Contreras, a 45-year-old Latino, on July 18. Contreras was stabbed in the 8900 block of Kittyhawk Avenue in Westchester.

Frederick Lombardo, a 45-year-old white man, on July 18. Lombardo sustained a laceration in the 6100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood.

Jorge Hernandez, a 30-year-old Latino, on July 19. Hernandez was shot in the 10600 block of Wilmington Avenue in Watts.

Nery Arias, a 44-year-old Latino, on July 20. Arias was shot at 28th Street and Trinity in Historic South-Central.

Homicides: July 6 - July 13

July 13, 2009 |  4:37 pm

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides. The Times will report more details later this week:

Roberto Alcazar Valencia, a 29-year-old Latino,  on July 6. Alcazar was shot in the 700 block of North Soto Street in Boyle Heights.

Jesus Hernandez, a 10-year-old Latino, on July 6. Hernandez was ejected from a car and killed at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Mayall Street in Mission Hills.

Gerardo Reyes, a 28-year-old Latino, on July 6. Reyes was shot in the 6300 block of Middleton Street in Huntington Park.

Pedro Fernandez, a 24-year-old Latino, on July 6. Fernandez was shot in the 11300 block of Iowa Avenue in Sawtelle.

Luis Hernandez, a 68-year-old white man, on July 7. Hernandez was shot in the 1000 block of West 20th Street in University Park.

Jose Cruz, a 31-year-old Latino, on July 7. Cruz was stabbed in the 1700 block of East 7th Street in Long Beach.

Dennis Rodgers, a 19-year-old black man, on July 8.  Rodgers was shot in the 3700 block of South Normandie Avenue in Exposition Park.

Jacob Jacobo, a 27-year-old white man, on July 9.  Jacobo was shot in the 3300 block of Pico Boulevard in Boyle Heights.

Christobal Perez, a 23-year-old, on July 9. Perez was shot in the 2800 block of South Central Avenue in Historic South-Central.

Guillermo Jacobo, a 41-year-old, on July 9.  Jacobo died from blunt-force trauma in the 1400 block of South Brand Boulevard in Glendale.

Rodolfo Hernandez Rivas, a 24-year-old Latino, on July 9. Hernandez Rivas was shot in the 5000 block of Henderson Street in El Sereno.

Woodrow Player III, a 22-year-old black man, on July 10. Player was shot in the 11200 block of Berendo Avenue in Athens.

Jose Jimenez, a 36-year-old Latino, on July 10. Jimenez was shot in the 1200 block of West 8th Street in Westlake.

Jorge Duarte, a 22-year-old Latino, on July 11. Duarte was shot at the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue in Norwalk.

Lindval Baptist, a 28-year-old black man on July 11.  Baptist died from blunt-force trauma in the 3100 block of 6th Aveneue in Jefferson Park.

Gerson Rodriguez, a 33-year-old Latino, on July 12.  Rodriguez was shot in the 1000 block of North Western Avenue in Hollywood.

Giuliana Perrotta, a 47-year-old Latina, on July 12. Perrotta died from blunt-force trauma in the 28000 block of Creston Court in Canyon Country.


Homicides: July 1 - July 6

July 6, 2009 |  7:05 pm

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides. The Times will report more details this week:

Adolfo Medina, a 61-year-old Latino, on July 1.  Medina was shot and stabbed in the 11300 block on Ernestine Avenue in Lynwood.

Jeffrey German, a 31-year-old black man, on July 1. German was shot in the 700 block of East 25th Street in Historic South-Central.

Craig Wright, a 50-year-old black man, on July 1. Wright was stabbed in the 1700 block of Vista del Mar Avenue in Hollywood.

Sergio Santiago, a 17-year-old Latino, on July 3.  Santiago was shot in the 17100 block of Coolwater Avenue in unicorporated Los Angeles.

Jamel Kelly, a 25-year-old black man, on July 3. Kelly was shot in the 2700 block of North Wilmington Avenue in Compton.

Dominique Johnson, a 28-year-old black man, on July 5. Johnson was shot in 1300 block of North Tamarind Avenue in Compton.

Pedro Xochipa, a 21-year-old Latino, on July 5. Xochipa was shot in the 3400 block of Eagel Street in Boyle Heights.

Avery Cody Jr., a 16-year-old black teenager, on July 5. Cody was shot at the intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Poinsettia Avenue in Compton.


Homicides: June 22 - June 29

July 1, 2009 |  2:01 pm

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed the following deaths as homicides. The Times will report more details later this week:

Lamar Carter, a 19-year-old black man, on June 22. Carter was shot at the intersection of 94th Street and Central Avenue in Green Meadows.

Gerardo Cruz, a 30-year-old Latino, on June 24. Cruz was shot in the 13000 block of Weidner Street in Pacoima.

Joaquin Rodriguez, 21-year-old Latino on June 26. Rodriguez was stabbed  in the 18600 block of Frankfort Street in Northridge.

Crystal Zaldivar, a 17-year-old Latina on June 26. Zaldivar was stabbed in the 7000 block of Whitsett Avenue in Valley Glen.

Jessie Jackson, a 18-year-old black man on June 26. Jackson was shot in 1700 block of West 55th Street in Harvard Park.

Paolo Centeno, a 19-year-old Latino on June 27. Centeno was shot in the 5900 block of Northside Drive in East Los Angeles.

Benjamin Castro, a 17-year-old Latino on June 27. Castro was shot in the 600 block of East Lime Street in Azusa.

Anthony Dandini, a 39-year-old white man on June 27. Dandini was shot in the 9400 block of Slauson Avenue in Pico Rivera.

Garret Dandini, a 25-year-old white man on June 27. Dandini was shot in the 9400 block of Slauson Avenue in Pico Rivera.

Juan Carrera, 36-year-old Latino on June 27. Carrera was shot in the 9400 block of Slauson Avenue in Pico Rivera.

Gervon Jackson, a 20-year-old black man on June 28.  Jackson was shot in the 2600 block of 79th Street in Inglewood.

Jose Carabantes, a 36-year-old Latino on June 28. Carabantes was shot in the 13200 block of Bromwich Street in Arleta.



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