Compton


Compton: Hiram Taylor, 57

Hiram Taylor, a 57-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 156th Street and Central Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials. Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Taylor worked at...

Compton: Tyrone Green, 68

Tyrone Green, a 68-year-old black man, was beaten and died Thursday, Dec. 24, in the 1200 block of South Atlantic Drive in Compton, authorities said. Deputies found Green severely beaten and lying on the floor of his apartment after they...

Compton: Sheridan Spencer, 70

Sheridan Spencer, a 70-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the 1600 block of West Caldwell Street in Compton, authorities said. The shooting occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. in a residential neighborhood, the Los Angeles County...

Compton: Kenneth Barnes, 38

Kenneth Barnes, a 38-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, Dec. 3, in the 1300 block of South Long Beach Boulevard in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials. Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said...

Dispatch: 'Lord knows I wish that I could just hold him one more time, and I can’t.'

Lakeisha Hamm has not slept in days. Each time she lies down, the killing of her 13-year old son last week in Compton replays in her mind like a movie. She hears gunshots, rushes to the front door and sees...

Compton: Marvin Nicholson, 13

Marvin Nicholson, a 13-year-old black youth, was shot and killed Monday, Oct. 12, in the 900 block of South Grandee Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials. Marvin was shot about 12:30 p.m. when someone jumped out...

Compton: Edward Carr, 17

Edward Carr, a 17-year-old black male, was shot and killed Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the 14600 block of South Atlantic Ave. in Compton. Carr was taken to St. Francis Medical Center where he was determined to be brain dead later...

Unincorporated Los Angeles County: Alton Mixon, 51

Alton Mixon, a 51-year-old black man, was stabbed to death Monday, Sept. 28, in his house in the 14100 block of South Albertson Avenue in an area of unincorporated Los Angeles County surrounded by Compton, according to coroner's officials. Los...

Dispatch: 'Anything anybody needed Dominique was there to do it for them'

Dominique Johnson, a 28-year-old black man, was shot in a drive-by assault just before midnight July 4 and died in the hospital shortly after. On Saturday, his friends and family gathered in Cerritos Park to celebrate what would have been...

Compton: Felipe Valdovinos, 27

Felipe Valdovinos, a 27-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Sept. 20, after he was shot by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies at Alondra Boulevard and the onramp to the southbound 710 in Compton, officials said. Deputies saw Valdovinos and an unidentified...

Compton: Marcelino Pettway, 25

Marcelino Pettway, a 25-year-old black man, died Tuesday, Sept. 1 after he was shot three times at Long Beach Boulevard and Marcelle Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials. Pettway, of Compton, was talking to someone sitting...

Compton: Kevin Sipert, 17

Kevin Sipert, a 17-year-old black youth, was shot in the abdomen at Essey Avenue and Laurel Street in Compton on Wednesday, Aug.19, and died the following day, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials. Sipert, of Compton, was shot shortly...

Compton: Jimmie Williams, 32

Jimmie Williams, a 32-year-old black man, was shot several times and died Tuesday, Aug. 11. Williams was shot in the 700 block of South Keene Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials. Ed Winter, a spokesman for...

Compton: Anthony Huerta, 25

Anthony Huerta, a 25-year-old Latino, was shot several times and died July 30. Huerta was shot in the 15100 block of Lime Avenue in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Craig Harvey, chief coroner investigator, said Huerta...

Dispatch: "I thought to myself: 'I can't let these dudes take me out'"

Early on the afternoon of July 3, Phase 1 Barber Studio in Compton was crowded with men, women and children waiting to get their hair cut before the Fourth of July. About 1 p.m., three young black men entered the...

Compton: Darren Gunter, 39

Darren Gunter, a 39-year-old black man, was shot and killed on July 16. Gunter was shot in the 1000 block of Grandee Avenue in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. -- Anthony Pesce

Compton: Willie Sykes, 47

Willie Sykes, a 47-year-old black man, was shot several times and died on July 17. Sykes was shot in the 2000 block of Nord Street in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. -- Anthony Pesce

Compton: Victor Garza Jr., 23

Victor Garza Jr., a 23-year-old Latino, was shot in the head and died on July 17. He was shot in the 400 block of East Oaks Street in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. -- Anthony Pesce

Compton: Jesus Sandoval, 17

Jesus Sandoval, a 17-year-old Latino, was shot in the head and died on July 17. He was shot in the 400 block of East Oaks Street in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. -- Anthony Pesce

Compton: Avery Cody Jr., 16

Avery Cody Jr., a 16-year-old black youth, was shot by a sheriff's deputy and died July 5 at Alondra Boulevard and Poinsettia Avenue in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The only information released by the Los...

Compton: Jamel Kelly, 25

Jamel Kelly, a 25-year-old black man, was shot several times and died July 3 in the 2700 block of North Wilmington Avenue in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Kelly was attempting to rob a Compton barbershop...