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Category: West Covina

West Covina: Emmanuel Alvarez, 27

December 21, 2009 |  9:00 pm

The location where Emmanuel Alvarez was shot. Credit: Google Maps Emmanuel Alvarez, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by West Covina police Thursday, Dec. 17, at South Azusa Avenue and East Greenville Drive in West Covina, authorities said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives are investigating the officer-involved shooting.

According to a sheriff's news release, West Covina police said the incident began when officers pulled over a car containing three men for possible vehicle code violations. The officers ordered Alvarez out of the back seat and were patting him down when, according to the release, the driver and front seat passenger got out of the car with handguns and ran down the street.

"The rear passenger then reached into his waistband and pulled a semi-automatic handgun," according to the release. "One officer shoved the suspect away to create distance, pulled his handgun and then shot the suspect twice in the upper torso."

Alvarez was shot about 2:47 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene at 3:03 p.m., according to coroner's records.

Officers responding to the scene of the shooting arrested the two other men without incident. Their names were not released. Sheriff's officials said three guns were recovered from the men and another gun was discovered inside the car.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Emmanuel Alvarez was shot. Credit: Google Maps


West Covina: Billy Howell, 33

December 4, 2009 |  9:34 pm

The location where Noe Martinez-Quinone was shot. Credit: Google Maps Billy Howell, a 33-year-old white man, was shot and killed  Sunday, Nov. 22, in the 100 block of South Cherrywood Street in West Covina, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Howell was at a party when he was shot in the head, neck and chest with a handgun, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. He was pronounced dead at 2:50 a.m.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Billy Howell was shot. Credit: Google Maps


West Covina: Ramiro Limon, 27

November 3, 2009 | 11:05 am

The location where Ramiro Limon was shot. Credit: Google Maps Ramiro Limon Jr., a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed  Sunday, Nov. 1, in the 1300 block of West Roxbury Street in West Covina, authorities said.

Limon was killed when a Halloween party turned deadly. One of four people involved in a fight at the party went to a car to get a handgun about 12:50 a.m., witnesses told police. They saw a man getting a gun from a dark-colored car parked near the party at the intersection of West Roxbury Street and South Shadydale Avenue. That was just moments before the shooting, said West Covina Police Cpl. Rudy Lopez.  

Limon was struck in the upper torso and died at the scene, Lopez said. A 40-year-old man was wounded in the wrist and was treated at a local hospital.

The gunman fled in the dark-colored car, which was driven away by a woman, Lopez said.

He asked anyone with information to call detectives at (626) 939-8557 or the anonymous hotline at (626) 939-8688.

-- Jack Leonard

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Map: The location where Ramiro Limon was shot. Credit: Google Maps


West Covina: Chelsea Markovich, 30

November 3, 2009 | 10:49 am

The location where Chelsea Markovich was shot. Credit: Google Maps Chelsea Markovich, a 30-year-old white woman, was shot and killed Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the 1400 block of East Workman Avenue in West Covina, authorities said.

Numerous gunshots were reported at 6:49 p.m. at a house. When officers arrived at the scene, Markovich was dead and another victim was wounded, according to the West Covina Police Department.

Police did not immediately release any more detail, saying detectives were still at the house late Tuesday night trying to determine what happened.

--Robert J. Lopez

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Map: The location where Chelsea Markovich was shot. Credit: Google Maps


West Covina: Jonathan Alexander Rudolph, 20

August 14, 2009 |  4:38 pm
The location where Jonathan Rudolph was found shot on August 6. Jonathan Alexander Rudolph, a 20-year-old black man, was found dead of gunshot wounds on Thursday, Aug. 6, in the 2600 block of South Hillsborough Place in West Covina, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Rudolph, of El Monte, was found at 2 a.m. lying in a park pathway.

-- Anthony Pesce


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