Man Fatally Shot While Sitting in Truck

August 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

BOYLE HEIGHTS (CNS) – Police sought the public’s help Monday locating the person or people responsible for the shooting death of a 21-year-old man inside a pickup in Boyle Heights.

Officers dispatched about 10 p.m. Saturday to Bailey Street, just east of State Street, found a pickup truck stopped in the roadway and Jairo Rolando Recinos inside the vehicle with gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police had no information on a possible suspect.

LAPD Hollenbeck station detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the shooting to call them at (323) 342-8964.

Man Charged With Killing Ex-Wife and Injuring Her Boyfriend

July 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A contract employee at the Montebello jail was charged with murder and attempted murder charges Wednesday.
Efrem Ruben Lozoya, 38, of Pico Rivera was accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife and seriously
injuring her boyfriend during a child custody exchange at her apartment in Whittier.

Lozoya faces up to 75 years to life in state prison if convicted of murdering Nereida Villanueva, 33, from whom he had been divorced for several years, and trying to kill her boyfriend, whose name was withheld.

Lozoya allegedly shot the victims about 11:10 a.m. Saturday after arriving to drop off one of his two children with his ex-wife at her apartment in the 13900 block of Coteau Drive.

He turned himself in about 5 p.m. that day at a local police station.

Lozoya, who appeared in a courtroom in Downey, was ordered to be held in lieu of $5 million bail while awaiting arraignment July 18.

Maywood Shooting Victim Named

June 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A 36-year-old man who was shot and killed in Maywood was identified Sunday by the coroner’s office.

The shooting happened at 4:47 p.m. June 14, in the 3700 block of East 56th Street, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Elias Jimenez was found inside a residence suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his chest, according to Schrader and the coroner’s office.

Jimenez was pronounced dead at the scene.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Jimenez lived at the residence or if he was visiting. There was no suspect information available.

Anyone with information on this killing was asked to call the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Two Critically Injured in Lincoln Heights: Sheriffs Investigating

April 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The investigation into two males found critically injured today in the Lincoln Heights area, one with a gunshot wound, has led to three separate crime scenes, according to authorities.

Officers were sent to Medford and Ricardo streets at about 6:45 a.m., said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department. A male was found shot and wounded at that location and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, the LAPD reported.

A second male was found suffering a “blunt force” injury about a block away on Soto Street and Valley Boulevard, and also was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said. It was not immediately known if the males were adults or juveniles, police said.

Police initially said the injuries might have been connected with a traffic crash in the area, but KNX-1070 Radio is reporting the shooting may have occurred outside the area, about 1-mile east in county territory.

Los Angeles County Sheriffs’ detectives have joined the investigation, KNX-1070 reported.

The driver of the purple sedan said to be involved in the crash may have been trying to get the shooting victim to County USC hospital, according to the news report.

One of the men fled the vehicle following the crashing, collapsing about a quarter-mile away.

Police detained two men in nearby Lincoln Park, a short distance from where the injured men were found. How they are connected to the injured men is not yet clear.

Authorities have yet to speculate on a motive for the shooting.

Boy’s Fatal Shooting In East L.A. Self Inflicted

November 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The 14-year-old boy found dead with a gunshot to his head in an East Los Angeles alley had been handling a loaded handgun and unintentionally shot himself, a sheriff’s deputy said Monday

The boy was at first identified only as “a documented member of a local street gang” by sheriff’s deputies.

The shooting was reported at 6:10 p.m. Saturday in an alley off the 3500 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.

Deputies dispatched to the scene found the boy lying in an alley south of Cesar Chavez Avenue. Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, said Deputy Crystal Hernandez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

It was not known yet how or where the teenager got possession of the handgun.

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

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