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  • Woman shot, hurt by Long Beach police was carrying a fake handgun

    A woman wounded in an officer-involved shooting Saturday in downtown Long Beach was carrying a fake semi-automatic pistol, authorities say. Homicide detectives identified the woman as Adeline Arroyo, 32, who remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition. The Long Beach resident was booked on suspicion of brandishing a replica firearm in the presence of a […] More

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  • Nine-year-old girl and aunt injured in South L.A. shooting

      A girl and her aunt suffered wounds Sunday evening after their first-floor apartment in South Los Angeles was sprayed with gunfire. Twelve to 15 shots were fired from a 9mm semiautomatic handgun into the apartment on South Central Avenue, said Sgt. Scott Stevens of the Los Angeles Police Department. The 9-year-old girl was struck once […] More

  • 1 person killed, 2 others wounded in Oxnard shooting

    One person was shot and killed and two others were wounded in Oxnard, police said Wednesday night. The victims were all males and were taken to Ventura County Medical Center, where one of them was pronounced dead, according to the Oxnard Police Department. Their names and ages were not released. Police said the shooting was […] More

  • Suspect who wounded officers arrested after standoff, police say

    A parolee suspected of shooting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and a police officer Friday near Sacramento was taken into custody Saturday morning after a nine-hour standoff. Authorities identified the man as Sammy Duran.  The agent, who was not identified, was shot about 3 p.m. while working with investigators from the Roseville Police Department […] More

  • Boy, 13, was shot seven times by Sonoma County deputy, report finds

    A 13-year-old boy killed by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy while carrying a pellet gun that resembled an assault rifle was shot seven times, according to a preliminary coroner’s report. Two of the rounds that struck Andy Lopez were fatal. One hit his right hip and the other struck the right side of his chest, […] More

  • Los Angeles goes nine days without a homicide

    In a city that averages about one slaying a day, Los Angeles has not had a homicide in nine days, a stretch that has not been seen since 2010, according to figures from the L.A. Police Department. “If you would have told me 20 years ago that we would go nine days without a homicide, […] More

  • Man, 24, killed in Westmont drive-by shooting

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man early Saturday in front of an apartment complex in Westmont, an unincorporated section of the county. The man, whose name has not been released, was standing in front of a building in the 1000 block of West 92nd Street when he was shot […] More

  • LAPD officers shoot woman wielding knife in downtown L.A.

    A woman wielding a knife was shot by police in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, not far from the Ronald Reagan State Building, authorities say. The shooting in the St. George Hotel, in the 300 block of East 3rd Street, occurred after LAPD officers responded to a call about 12:45 p.m. of a woman who was causing a […] More

  • L.A. County supervisors agree to pump $29 million into jail reforms

      A year after a citizens’ commission handed down an extensive set of recommendations for preventing abuse of inmates in the county’s jails, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to fund many of the reforms. The board unanimously voted to authorize $29.3 million for the first year of a three-year plan that includes hiring more supervisors to […] More

  • Three Adults Critically Wounded In Inglewood Shooting

    Three adults were critically injured Tuesday afternoon during a shooting at an Inglewood apartment complex, police said. Officers responded to a call in the 11700 block of Crenshaw Boulevard at 12:51 p.m., said Inglewood Police Officer Paul Hawkins. Three adults were critically wounded, according to KTLA-TV Channel 5. One person was treated for minor injuries and released at the scene, […] More

  • L.A. County sees drop in number of hate crimes but a rise in violence

    Hate crimes in Los Angeles County hit their second-lowest point in 23 years last year, but violent attacks based on race and sexual orientation rose from 2011, according to a report released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. There were 462 hate crimes reported in the county in 2012, a 6% decrease from […] More

  • L.A. County sheriff’s deputy involved in 7th shooting

    In a department where many officers spend their entire careers without firing their weapons, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Forlano is an outlier. Following his sixth shooting, Forlano was pulled from patrol duty and assigned to a desk job. He was also disciplined for “tactical deficiencies” in that shooting. But recently, he was allowed […] More

  • 4 Members Of The Armenian Power Gang Plead Guilty

    Four members and associates of the Armenian Power gang and four other individuals pleaded guilty to charges relating to the activities of the Armenian Power criminal enterprise, including racketeering conspiracy, bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, drug trafficking, and illegal possession of firearms. The guilty pleas were announced today by Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman […] More

  • Compton experiences spike in homicides, all gang-related

    Compton city officials announced efforts Thursday to combat a recent spike in gang-related homicides. This year, the city has had 22 slayings, all of which have been classified as gang-related by authorities, according to figures provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which patrols Compton. Last year, there were 21 killings, 15 of which were […] More

  • Three dozen Rollin’ 30s Crips Arrested In South L.A.

    About three dozen members of the Rollin’ 30s Harlem Crips were taken into custody Thursday on federal and state charges after early morning raids by hundreds of LAPDofficers and FBI agents across South Los Angeles, officials said. The arrests on gang, drug and conspiracy charges are the culmination of Operation Thumbs Down, an investigation initiated in 2012 to […] More

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