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Category: Wilmington

Wilmington: Daniel Alejandre, 26

December 21, 2009 |  4:39 pm

The location where Humberto Ramirez and Daniel Alejandre were shot. Click for the Wilmington Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood. Daniel Alejandre, a 26-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Dec. 17, in the 500 block of West G Street in Wilmington, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 7 p.m., according to Officer Bruce Borihanh. The gunman apparently was in the rear passenger seat of the truck when he shot the driver and a passenger with a small-caliber weapon, Borihanh said.

Humberto Ramirez, a 29-year-old Latino, was also shot and killed in the same incident. Ramirez was driving the truck, with Alejandre in the passenger's seat.

The truck crashed into a parked vehicle and then a wall, authorities said.

Detectives are investigating “whether he was shot before or after they crashed, or whether they crashed because he was shot,” Borihanh said.

Witnesses saw the gunman flee the scene on foot, authorities said.

Anyone with more information about the case is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division at (310) 726-7882.

-- Ann M. Simmons

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Map: The location where Humberto Ramirez and Daniel Alejandre were shot. Click for the Wilmington Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.


Wilmington: Humberto Ramirez, 29

December 21, 2009 |  4:35 pm

The location where Humberto Ramirez and Daniel Alejandre were shot. Click for the Wilmington Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood. Humberto Ramirez, a 29-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Dec. 17, in the 500 block of West G Street in Wilmington, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 7 p.m., according to Officer Bruce Borihanh. The gunman apparently was in the rear passenger seat of the truck when he shot the driver and a passenger with a small-caliber weapon, Borihanh said.

Daniel Alejandre, a 26-year-old Latino, was also shot and killed in the same incident. Ramirez was driving the truck, with Alejandre in the passenger's seat.

The truck crashed into a parked vehicle and then a wall, authorities said.

Detectives are investigating “whether he was shot before or after they crashed, or whether they crashed because he was shot,” Borihanh said.

Witnesses saw the gunman flee the scene on foot, authorities said.

Anyone with more information about the case is asked to call the Los Angles Police Department's Harbor Division at (310) 726-7882.

-- Ann M. Simmons

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Map: The location where Humberto Ramirez and Daniel Alejandre were shot. Click for the Wilmington Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.


Wilmington: Jose Caceros, 41

October 26, 2009 | 10:08 pm

The location where Jose Caceros was shot. Click for the Wilmington Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.Jose Caceros, a 41-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Oct. 25, in the 400 block of Gulf Avenue in Wilmington, authorities said.

Caceros was climbing the steps to his girlfriend’s home at 1:15 a.m. when he was approached by someone with a gun, according to police. He was bringing food to his girlfriend.

The assailant fired at Caceros and fled, police say. Caceros was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Anyone with information about the incident is askedto call LAPD Dets. David Alvarez or David Cortez at (310) 726-7881.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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Map: The location where Jose Caceros was shot. Click for the Wilmington Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.


Dispatch: 'It's hard because it left everyone clueless'

October 14, 2009 |  7:07 pm

Puncho Eteuati, 34 More than six weeks after Puncho Eteuati, 34, was gunned down in the front yard of his sister-in-law's Wilmington home, authorities said they have made little progress in finding his killer.

The August weekend Eteuati was killed began like any other. The youth pastor for the First Samoan Full Gospel in Compton drove from his home in Hawthorne to Wilmington to pick up his young niece Chanell.

Each Friday, he made the same trip so Chanell could spend the weekend with him and his wife.

On Saturday, he took more than 50 children from his church, including Chanell and her older brother, Blue, to Wild Rivers Waterpark in Irvine.

Family members said the couple — who had no children of their own — had a special bond with Chanell and Blue, forged when they cared for the children for four years when their mother was unable to do so. Family members said Chanell is about five-years old and Blue about seven.

On Sunday, Aug. 30, Eteuati and his wife, Chanell, brought Chanell back to her mother's home. About 10:30 p.m., Eteuati stood outside his sister-in-law’s home in the 1300 block of Ronan Avenue. He and his wife were talking to her sister about attending church with them.

As they spoke, a shooter walked up and opened fire, according to Bruce Eteuati, who said when his brother saw the gunman he yelled for his wife and her sister to take cover.

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Wilmington: Francisco Estrada, 44

October 2, 2009 |  4:28 pm

The location where Francisco Estrada was shot. Francisco Estrada, a 44-year-old Latino, died on Wednesday, Sept. 23, after he was shot in the 1500 block of East Lomita Boulevard in Wilmington, authorities said.

Estrada was shot in a double homicide that also killed Juan Segura-Ramirez, a 27-year-old Latino.

Authorities said one of the men was sitting in a parked car when the shooter fired off several shots. The other man was standing about 80 yards away and was hit by a stray bullet. Police would not say which man was in the car and which was standing.

Authorities said neither man was a gang member. Both men died at the scene.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Francisco Estrada was shot. Credit: Google maps


Wilmington: Juan Segura-Ramirez, 27

October 2, 2009 |  4:27 pm

The location where Juan Segura-Ramirez was shot. Juan Segura-Ramirez, a 27-year-old Latino, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, after he was shot in the 1500 block of East Lomita Boulevard in Wilmington, authorities said.

Segura-Ramirez was shot in a double homicide that also killed Francisco Estrada, a 44-year-old Latino.

Authorities said one of the men was sitting in a parked car when the shooter fired off several shots. The other man was standing about 80 yards away and was hit by a stray bullet. Police would not say which man was in the car and which was standing.

Authorities said neither man was a gang member. Both men died at the scene.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Juan Segura-Ramirez was shot. Credit: Google maps


Wilmington: Eric Douglas, 50

July 25, 2009 |  4:25 pm
Douglas,-Eric Eric Douglas, a 50-year-old black man, was shot several times and died on July 15. He was shot in the 100 block of East F Street in Wilmington, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.



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