Homicide Report: 18 killings in L.A. County first week in March
There were 18 homicides in Los Angeles County during the first week of March, according to the Times' Homicide Report database. The year-to-date total of homicides for the county is 108 – down from 138 for the same period last year and 161 in 2007.
Last week's killings included Ronisha Chatman, a 22-year-old woman who was shot in the stomach. Chatman was shot in the 44500 block of 15th Street East in Lancaster and died March 2 at 8:15 p.m., according to coroner's records.
John Feehan, a 47-year-old man, died from "multiple penetrating wounds to the left side of the head and neck," according to coroner's records. Feehan sustained his injuries in the 10000 block of 253rd Street in Harbor City. He died March 3 at 11:40 a.m., according to coroner's records.
Juan Sanchez, a 20-year-old man, died after being shot in the head. Sanchez was shot in the 1200 block of East 68th Street in Florence-Firestone and died March 7 at 3:17 a.m., according to coroner's records.
The Times' Homicide Report provides an interactive map and database of all homicides in Los Angeles County reported by the coroner since Jan. 1, 2007. Are you interested in finding homicides near you? Search the database for an address.
-- Anthony Pesce
Chart: Comparing the number of homicides in Los Angeles County between Jan. 1 and March 7 for the last four years. Credit: Ken Schwencke / Los Angeles Times