Homicide Report: At least 17 killings last week in L.A. County
At least 17 people were killed in homicides in Los Angeles County between Nov. 15 and Nov 22, according to a list released Monday by coroner's officials. The new reports bring the total of homicides in the county this year to about 563, according to data collected for The Times' interactive Homicide Report.
Twelve of the 17 were shot to death; two were stabbed. So far this year, 430 people in L.A. County have been fatally shot in Los Angeles County and 51 were stabbed to death, according to coroner's officials.
The Times' Homicide Report will have more on each case in the coming days. Here are details from the list released Monday:
- Dolores Rodriguez, 35, died Monday, Nov. 15, after sustaining blunt force trauma in Florence-Firestone.
- Ronni Chasen, 64, was shot multiple times in Beverly Hills on Nov . 16.
- Mario Meddez, 27, was shot in the head in Watts on Nov. 16.
- Yang Yang, 41, sustained multiple blunt force injuries in Rowland Heights on Nov. 16.
- Juan Valencia, 20, was shot in the left torso in Bell on Nov. 16.
- Erwin Velasquez, 18, was stabbed in the chest in Palmdale on Nov. 17.
- Eduardo Rodriguez, 14, was shot to death in Long Beach on Nov., 17.
- Richard King, 64, was found dead in Long Beach on Nov. 17.
- Pedro Mendez, 26, was shot multiple times in Valley Glen on Nov. 18
- Wilmer Flores, 33, was shot in the neck in Winnetka on Nov. 19.
- German Chairez Jr., 18, was shot in North Hills on Nov. 19.
- Jonathan Escobar, 14, was shot several times in the chin, back and right wrist in Paramount on Nov. 20.
- Curtis Johnson, 34, was shot several times in Westmont on Nov. 20.
- Larry Samudio, 38, was stabbed multiple times in Highland Park on Nov. 20.
- Shamida Ward, 32, was stabbed several times in Compton on Nov. 20.
- Jesus Valenzuela, 20, was shot in the abdomen in Downey on Nov. 20.
- Joong Kim, 50, was shot multiple times in Studio City on Nov. 20.
-- Maloy Moore