Man Shot in Boyle Heights

March 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

(CNS) – A man was shot in his stomach Sunday in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, authorities said.

It happened at 10:08 p.m. in an alley north of the intersection of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Soto Street, Sgt. A. Aldegarie of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Station said.

Paramedics took the man to a hospital, Aldegarie said.

Suspect information was not available, he said.

Man Shot in Boyle Heights Identified

September 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Coroner’s Office identified a 34-year-old man Monday who was found shot dead Sunday in the courtyard of a Boyle Heights apartment complex.

The shooting victim was identified as Alejandro Diaz, according to Investigator John Kades of the coroner’s office.

Kades said he had no place of residence for Diaz.

The shooting was reported at 1:10 a.m. Sunday in the apartment complex at 2900 The Mall, according to the watch commander of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Station.

Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the head, the sergeant said.

No suspect information was available, he said.

Man Stabbed in Boyle Heights

July 27, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A man was hospitalized with stable vital signs Tuesday after he was stabbed during an altercation with other men in Boyle Heights, police said.

The stabbing was reported at 10:36 p.m. Monday at Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Fickett Street, said Sgt. Victor Arellano of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Station.

The victim was in a fight with other men and one man threatened to stab him before pulling out a knife and stabbing him in the abdomen, Arellano said.

The victim wasn’t cooperating with investigators, he said.

Man Fatally Shot in Boyle Heights

July 27, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Authorities Monday identified a man shot to death in Boyle Heights.

Raul Ceja Jr., 25, was gunned down about 9:35 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of Mott Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Firefighters responded but were unable to revive Ceja, who he was pronounced dead at the scene.

No suspect information was made available, nor did police release any details on the circumstances leading up to the shooting or a possible motive.

Anyone with information regarding Ceja’s killing was urged to call detectives at the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Station at (213) 342-8959.

After-hours or weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7.

Woman Stabbed in Boyle Heights

February 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A woman suffered serious stab wounds Monday morning in Boyle Heights, authorities said.

The suspect is the victim’s brother, a news videographer reported from the scene.

The stabbing was reported at 3702 Lee St. at 12:10 a.m., said Sgt. Minh Nugyen of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Station. The woman was taken to a hospital, Nugyen said.

Her assailant was believed to be inside the home where the stabbing occurred, he said.

Car-to-Car Shooting Causes Crash, Kills Two

February 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Authorities identified a 18-year-old who was fatally shot in Boyle Heights along with his pregnant passenger, who suffered fatal injuries when the car crashed into the front of a home.

The possibly gang-related shooting and crash occurred about 11 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Pleasant Avenue and Eschandia Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Henry Sanchez, of El Monte, died at a hospital, said Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.

His passenger, 19-year old Maria Cordova was pronounced dead on the scene. The woman was trapped in the wreckage and died before she could be freed, according to police.

Cordova’s exact cause of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

Hollenbeck officers responding to a radio call of a shooting that night found the victims.

Another passenger in the car, a man, was taken to a hospital but was not seriously injured, authorities said.

According to police, Sanchez was struck by gunfire as he waited for a green light causing him to lose control of his vehicle and crash into the house.

No one in the residence was hurt although one person was inside when the crash occurred.

Sanchez’s father Jesus told ABC7 he wasn’t aware of his son having a gang affiliation.

Jesse Sanchez told ABC7 his slain brother “was excited… that he was about to be a father.”

One suspect was described as Hispanic, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a thin build. A second suspect was only described as a male.

Anyone with information that could help identify the suspects is urged to call (877) LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips can be provided through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.

Man Wounded in Boyle Heights Drive-By Shooting

January 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A man suffered a wound to the back in a drive-by shooting in Boyle Heights Wednesday morning, police said.

The shooting took place at the intersection of North State Street and City View Avenue about 4:15 a.m., according to Officer Rosario Herrera, a Los Angeles police spokeswoman.

“Our victim was walking down the street when a vehicle pulls up and someone fires several rounds, one of them hitting him in the back,” added LAPD Sgt. Michael Castaneda, the Hollenbeck Division watch commander.

“We don’t have much information on the suspects because our victim is being uncooperative,” he said.

The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment, Castaneda said. His condition was not immediately reported.

A witness told officers at the scene that the gunman fled in a white truck headed toward the San Bernardino (10) Freeway, Castaneda said.

Anyone with information on the shooting was urged to call the Hollenbeck Division at (323) 342-4100. All tips can be submitted anonymously.

Police Seek Suspect in Atempted Assault

October 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Police Wednesday sought the public’s help in identifying a man who attempted to sexually assault a female in Boyle Heights last month.

The man approached the victim at about 12:45 a.m. on Sept. 29 in the 1500 block of First Street and followed her to Pecan Street, where he attempted to sexually assault her, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A bystander who ran toward the victim to render aid scared off the attacker, who was last seen fleeing west on First Street.

The suspect was described as Hispanic, possibly in his early 20s, 5-feet- 5 inches tall and about 150 pounds. He had black hair in a flat-top style.

Anyone with information that could help police identify and arrest the man was urged to call the Hollenbeck Area detective investigating the case at (323) 342-8997.

After-hours and weekend calls can be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 and

anonymous tips can be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

Man Charged In Robbery of Elderly Woman In Boyle Heights

June 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A man who was arrested for allegedly trying to rob an 84-year-old woman near Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights was expected to appear in court yesterday, authorities said.

Gregory Dudley, 24, was arrested on June 3 and booked on suspicion of attempted robbery in connection with the crime, which occurred as the woman was walking south on Boyle Avenue toward East First Street on April 28 around 1:50 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

Dudley was being held in lieu of $80,000 bail and was expected to appear in court in downtown Los Angeles, according to police and the sheriff’s department.

On April 28, a suspect pushed the woman against a wrought iron fence after she was able to prevent him from stealing her purse. Then he fled.

Police said the suspect was seen running into a Metro station, and authorities released surveillance video of his image boarding a westbound train.

The victim suffered a broken nose and severe bruises to her face and right knee as a result of the assault.

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