City Terrace Home Invasion Suspect Found Dead

August 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

(CNS) – An armed man who burst into a residence in the City Terrace area of the county Tuesday and got into a gunfight with one of three people inside the home was later was found dead, authorities said.

The home invasion occurred about 8 a.m. in the 3600 block of Floral Drive, according to the sheriff’s department. A SWAT team entered the residence late this morning and found the man dead of at least one gunshot wound. His name was withheld pending notification of his relatives.

According to the preliminary investigation, the suspect entered the home, which was occupied by three residents, and began fighting with one of them, said Deputy Caroline Rodriguez.

“The second victim … armed himself with his personal weapon, (and) went upstairs, and at that time a gunfight ensued between the suspect and the victim,” Rodriguez said.

The victims then ran outside, and the suspect remained inside, Rodriguez said.

A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were summoned to the scene, and some evacuations were ordered in the area.

One of the victims suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body, Rodriguez said. Another victim suffered an unspecified injury to his lower body. Both were taken to a hospital.

Sheriff’s officials could not immediately confirm reports from the scene that the barricaded suspect was a 24-year-old man whose former girlfriend lives in the residence.

Bell Gardens Man Charged In Wife’s Killing

July 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A Bell Gardens man has been charged with the beating death of his wife, who was holding their 4-year-old child when she was attacked.

Michael Robles, 32, pleaded not guilty to murder and felony child abuse charges.

The attack was reported about 10:20 a.m. July 5 in the 6200 block of Lanto Street, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is assisting the Bell Gardens Police Department in the investigation.

Officers who responded to a medical rescue call found 28-year-old Azelea Villareal lying in the front yard. Villareal had multiple injuries to her upper body visible, according to prosecutors. She was taken to the hospital but died the next day, prosecutors added.

During their investigation, authorities learned that Robles and the victim reportedly fought prior to her death, according to prosecutors.

Robles was arrested at the scene by Bell Gardens police and has remained behind bars since then.

A date is scheduled to be set July 19 for a hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence to require him to stand trial. If convicted as charged, he could face up to 31 years to life in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Man Found Dead in Highland Park

July 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A man was found dead Monday in Highland Park, according to police.

The victim was bludgeoned to death,  said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez.

Officers with LAPD’s Northeast Division were called to Sycamore Grove Park in the 4700 block of North Figueroa Street at about, 3:30 p.m., ” said LAPD Detective Ubaldo Zesati.

“It looks like he was a transient,” Zesati told EGP. He said the victim appeared to be Hispanic.

Lopez said the man was in his 40s or 50s.

The still unidentified man was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

There is no suspect information, Lopez  said.The case is still under investigation.


Updated: 8:30 p.m.

Update July 28, 10:30 a.m. to add man appeared to be in his 40s or 50s.

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