Friday, July 1, 2016


Two men found guilty in Highland Park 7-Eleven slaying


HIGHLAND PARK – Two men are facing life in prison after jurors today found them guilty of the fatal December 2013 shooting of a clerk at the 7-Eleven store at the corner of Avenue 52 and Figueroa Street, according to the L.A. County District Attorney. Rasheen ... Read More »

East L.A. shooting leaves one dead, one injured [updated]

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EAST LOS ANGELES – One man was killed and another wounded during a noontime shooting today in the 900 block of S. Laverne Avenue, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. One of the victims died at a hospital; the other suffered non-life threatening injuries, according ... Read More »

One person shot during Eagle Rock home invasion


EAGLE ROCK  — One person was shot following a home invasion robbery in the 4600 block of Ellenwood Drive this morning, police said. Police are looking for two suspects who broke into a residence after 8 a.m., said LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig. The person who was ... Read More »

Palos Verdes man charged with assault at Dodger Stadium

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The L.A. County District Attorney filed assault charges today against a 27-year-old Palos Verdes man after he and his mother allegedly confronted and attacked a group of persons in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after a Mets game last fall. Michael Rae Papayans is scheduled to ... Read More »

Man shot dead by sheriff’s deputies in East L.A.

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EAST LOS ANGELES –– A 29-year-old man was fatally shot early this morning by sheriff’s deputies when he allegedly tried to reach for his weapon during a traffic stop. The shooting near Ferris Avenue and Whittier Boulevard  took place after 4 a.m. when police investigating a ... Read More »

Police fatally shoot man in Boyle Heights [updated]


BOYLE HEIGHTS — Police shot and killed an armed man Saturday night in the 3300 block of Sixth Street, according to the LAPD. Officers had been pursuing a stolen vehicle in the area at about 10:45 p.m. when the car stopped, and the suspect emerged with ... Read More »

Two suspects charged in Debs Park murders [updated]

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The Los Angeles Times reports that two suspects  have been charged with the murder of two young women in Debs Park last October.  The L.A. County District attorney claims that Dallas Stone Pineda, 17, and Jose Antonio Echeverria, 18, used a gun to kill Gabriela Calzada and Briana ... Read More »

17-year-old reportedly arrested in Debs Park killings

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KTLA is reporting that a 17-year-old male has been arrested in connection with last October’s murder of two young women in Debs Park. The mother of the 17-year-old said her son was a friend of the victims but denied that he killed them. Last November, police ... Read More »

Silver Lake area shooting leaves man wounded

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SILVER LAKE — One man was shot Wednesday night near Benton Way and the 101 Freeway during what may have been a neighbor dispute, according to KTLA. The victim, described as a man in his 30s, was in grave condition following the shooting that took place ... Read More »

Highland Park shooting victim identified

HIGHLAND PARK — The man who was found shot dead in Sycamore Grove Park on Sunday has been identified as 19-year-old Kaelyn Michael Tarin, police said today. Tarin, who had been living in the park for some time, was found inside a tent where he had ... Read More »

Crime Check: Assaults in Boyle Heights

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — The new year began violently in Boyle Heights, where six assaults have been reported during the past week, according to CrimeMapping.com.  Most of the crimes took place roughly between Cesar Chavez Avenue and E. Fourth Street. Five of the assaults involved a deadly ... Read More »

Crime Check: Mount Washington vehicle break-ins

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MOUNT WASHINGTON –The residents of Mount Washington see relatively little crime compared to adjacent neighborhoods. But there has been a recent spike in vehicle break-ins clustered in two spots in the neighborhood. At least five vehicle break-ins have been reported since Dec. 31, according to CrimeMapping.com. ... Read More »

Two injured in Highland Park shootings


HIGHLAND PARK – Police are investigating separate shootings that took place about three blocks apart early this morning, leaving two men injured, with one in serious condition. The first shooting occurred at about 12:15 am, when a man was shot multiple times near Figueroa Street and ... Read More »