East LA Man Shot on Sidewalk Identified

June 13, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

The coroner’s office identified Sunday a man found shot to death on an East Los Angeles sidewalk.

Jose Espinoza, 46, of San Fernando, was discovered by deputies dispatched about 12:30am, Saturday to the 400 block of Union Pacific Avenue on a “shots fired” call, Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said.

When they arrived they found Espinoza lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso, Saldana said. Espinoza was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives asked anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at (323) 890-5500.

Man Shot to Death in East Los Angeles

May 31, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A man was shot to death during a discussion with two men in East Los Angeles authorities said Tuesday.
The shooting was reported about 10 p.m. Monday at 664 South Ford Blvd., said Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. Deputies who responded to the shooting call found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso, she said.

Homicide detectives learned “two male suspects came to the residence and knocked on the front door,” Jansen said. “The victim came to the door and
began talking to both suspects through the closed metal security screen door.During the conversation, one of the unknown suspects fired multiple shots
towards the victim, striking him in the upper torso.”

The suspects fled on foot, headed north, she said, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call sheriff’s homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at
(800) 222-TIPS (8477) or http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Boyle Heights: Man Receives Multiple Shots

May 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A man was shot multiple times in the chest Monday morning in Boyle Heights, authorities said.
The shooting was reported at 4:15 a.m. at Saint Louis and Fourth streets, said Sgt. J. Covarrubias of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Station.

Witnesses reported hearing shots followed by a man screaming, he said. Officers found the victim with four to five gunshot wounds in his chest.

The victim was taken to County USC Medical Center, where he was in critical condition, he said.

No information was immediately developed regarding a suspect, Covarrubias said.

Boyle Heights; Man Wounded in a Drive-by Shooting

April 27, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

A 33-year-old man was walking down a street in Boyle Heights when he was wounded in a drive-by shooting, and the gunman
remains at large this morning, police said.
The shooting took place in the 3100 block of Lanfranco Street about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to Sgt. Miguel Lopez, the watch commander at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division.
“The victim was walking down the street and four gunshots were fired,” Lopez said. “The victim was hit once in the calf.”
The man was transported by city fire paramedics to a hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening wound.
“So far, we don’t have any suspect description,” Lopez said early this morning.
A motive for the shooting was unknown. There’s no word yet on whether the shooting was gang-related.
Anyone with information on this shooting was asked to call the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division at (323) 342-4100. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be submitted anonymously.

Boyle Heights: Burglary Suspect Shot and Killed by Police

April 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a burglary suspect who was holding a man at knifepoint in a Boyle Heights apartment, authorities said Monday.

The deceased suspect was described by coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz as a Hispanic man in his mid-to-late 20s.

It happened about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in an apartment in the 200 block of Park Paseo, Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman said.

Officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress at the apartment, according to Eisenman.

“When the officers entered the apartment they saw the suspect holding an elderly man at knifepoint, so they fired and hit the suspect,” she said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, Eisenman said.

Police set up a command post at Utah Elementary School, near Utah Street and Plaza del Sol, police said.

Linda Cruz, neighbor of the victim told EGP she didn’t know what was going on until she heard the helicopter above her apartment.

“It was very scary because a lot of police with rifles and the SWAT were here,” she said in Spanish.

She said, however, that she didn’t hear the shooting. “It must’ve been inside because I didn’t notice that,” she said.

BH Shooting

Cruz told EGP the apartment of the victim is located on the second floor. (EGP photo by Jacqueline Garcia)

Man Shot in Lincoln Heights

March 31, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A 24-year-old man was shot in the leg Sunday in Lincoln Heights as he was walking down a street, police said.

The shooting happened around 1:45 p.m. at Griffin and Manitou avenues, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Miguel Lopez.

The victim heard three to five gunshots before he was hit, Lopez said.

It’s unclear how many shooters were involved or whether the incident was a drive-by, as the victim didn’t see the shooter, the sergeant said.

The victim was hospitalized with stable injuries. The shooting wasn’t believed to be gang-related.

Vehicle Crashes in Front of a Home, Two People Killed

February 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Two people, including a pregnant woman and a driver, were killed Sunday when the motorist was shot while waiting at a traffic light in Boyle Heights and then crashed into the front of a home, police said.

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

The driver, a man, was stopped at the intersection when a suspect in a black, late-model, mid-sized SUV opened fire, police said.

The victim’s car then slammed into the front of a home at 1550 Pleasant Ave. on the corner with Eschandia, according to the LAPD.

The driver was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A pregnant woman who was a passenger was trapped in the wreckage and died before she could be freed, according to police.

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

No one in the home was hurt.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a thin build.

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

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