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    • Culver City man pleads not guilty to repeatedly raping 15-year-old girl

      Culver City man pleads not guilty to repeatedly raping 15-year-old girl

      A Culver City man was charged Thursday with repeatedly raping a 15-year-old girl whom prosecutors allege he kept in his home for three weeks.Samuel Robert Duran Jr., 33, pleaded not guilty to a dozen counts, including multiple counts of rape and forced penetration, according to the Los Angeles...

    • Two arrested in break-in at medical marijuana dispensary in Mid-City

      Los Angeles police said two people were arrested early Saturday after breaking into a medical marijuana dispensary in Mid-City. The break-in occurred about 4:30 a.m. at the dispensary near the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue, said LAPD Officer Jack Richter. Officers responding...

    • One dead in L.A. triple shooting; blood leads police to home

      One dead in L.A. triple shooting; blood leads police to home

      A trail of blood led police to a Los Angeles home that they believe was the site of a triple shooting Wednesday morning. Police say one man died as a result of the shootings, which spurred the search of the house in Mid-City. Three men, ages 18 to 25, were chased through the neighborhood and shot...

    • Suspect believed to have gun found, arrested after search in Mid-City

      Several streets in the Mid-City neighborhood near the 10 Freeway were blocked Tuesday evening as police searched for a man believed to be on foot and holding a gun. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire station spotted a vehicle about 5 p.m. that was believed to have been connected...

    • Report raises doubts about ambush of 2 LAPD officers

      Report raises doubts about ambush of 2 LAPD officers

      The attack on the police officers was as perplexing as it was brazen. Before dawn one morning last June, a Los Angeles police detective and his partner were returning to their station on Venice Boulevard. As they waited for a security gate to slide open, a man approached their car, acting suspiciously....

    • Suspect in LAPD station shooting charged with attempted murder

      Suspect in LAPD station shooting charged with attempted murder

      A 29-year-old man accused of wounding a Los Angeles police officer after he opened fire at a Mid-City police station was charged Thursday with two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer. Daniel Christoph Yealu, of Los Angeles, also faces gun allegations in connection with Monday night's...

    • LAPD officer wounded in station shooting is released from hospital
      LAPD officer wounded in station shooting is released from hospital

      The officer who was shot multiple times when a gunman opened fire inside a Mid-City Los Angeles police station Monday night has been released from the hospital, officials said Wednesday.

      The officer, identified only as a seven-year department veteran, was released about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and is...

    • Details emerge on suspect in LAPD station shooting
      Details emerge on suspect in LAPD station shooting

      Daniel Yealu, 29, is accused of shooting at two officers, hitting one multiple times. He had applied to become a Los Angeles police officer but was rejected and had stockpiled weapons.

    • LAPD shooting suspect wanted to be police officer, father says
      LAPD shooting suspect wanted to be police officer, father says

      The father of the 29-year-old man accused of opening fire at a Los Angeles police station Monday night said his son was working as a security guard and aspired to be a police officer.

      Danny Yealu, 58, told The Times that his son — Daniel C. Yealu — had told him last year he had applied to a police...

    • Motive behind shooting in LAPD station remains unclear, officials say
      Motive behind shooting in LAPD station remains unclear, officials say

      Los Angeles police said they are still trying to determine what prompted a man to open fire at an LAPD station in Mid-City station Monday night, wounding an officer.

      The shooting suspect, 29-year-old Daniel C. Yealu, remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday but was booked in absentia...

    • Shooting at LAPD station in Mid-City deemed an isolated incident
      Shooting at LAPD station in Mid-City deemed an isolated incident

      The shooting in a Mid-City Los Angeles police station lobby Monday that left one officer injured and a gunman in critical condition was an isolated incident, a department spokesman said Tuesday.

      The shooting was reported about 8:30 p.m. at the LAPD Wilshire Division on Venice Boulevard near South...

    • LAPD shooting: Chief says wounded officer was 'very, very lucky'
      LAPD shooting: Chief says wounded officer was 'very, very lucky'

      Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday night that an officer wounded by a gunman was "very, very lucky" after he was shot at seven times.

      The officer, whose name was not being released, was wearing a ballistic vest that stopped some of the rounds after the gun battle broke out at the...

    • LAPD shooting: Community meeting at station when gunfire erupted
      LAPD shooting: Community meeting at station when gunfire erupted

      A community meeting with several dozen people was underway in a room near the lobby where a man opened fire at a Police Department station and wounded an officer, authorities said Monday night.

      The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, fired multiple rounds at the officer. Several of the bullets...

    • Gunman opens fire in LAPD station, wounding one officer
      Gunman opens fire in LAPD station, wounding one officer

      The male suspect, who was not identified, was wounded when two officers returned fire inside the West Bureau Traffic lobby in Mid-City, police said.

    • LAPD shooting: Officer wounded, apparently in shoulder or side
      LAPD shooting: Officer wounded, apparently in shoulder or side

      A Los Angeles police officer was wounded, apparently in the shoulder or side, and the bullet may have been stopped by the officer's ballistic vest, authorities told The Times on Monday night.

      The officer was hit after a man walked into the West Bureau traffic office and opened fire around 8 p.m.,...

    • Shooting in LAPD Wilshire Station; officer wounded
      Shooting in LAPD Wilshire Station; officer wounded

      A shooting was reported Monday night inside the Mid-City building that houses the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division and West Traffic Bureau, leaving one officer with injuries and other victims reportedly wounded, police said.

      [Updated at 9:21 p.m.: A Los Angeles police officer was...

    • Child injured by glass fragments in Mid-City shooting
      Child injured by glass fragments in Mid-City shooting

      A 30-year-old man was wounded by gunfire and a child was apparently injured by glass fragments in a shooting in Mid-City, Los Angeles police said Wednesday night.

      The child and man were treated by paramedics and taken to hospitals after the shooting broke out in the 2000 block of South Corning...

    • LAPD motorcycle officer stable after being hit by car in Mid-City
      LAPD motorcycle officer stable after being hit by car in Mid-City

      A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer struck by a car in Mid-City is in stable condition with a broken wrist, officials said.

      The officer was driving near the intersection of Washington Boulevard and La Brea Avenue "when a vehicle that was backing up hit him," said LAPD Officer Sally...

    • LAPD motorcycle officer struck by vehicle in Mid-City
      LAPD motorcycle officer struck by vehicle in Mid-City

      A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer was taken to a hospital early Wednesday after he was struck by a car in Mid-City.

      The officer was driving near the intersection of Washington Boulevard and La Brea Avenue "when a vehicle that was backing up hit him," said LAPD Officer Sally Madera.

      ...

    • Brothers to be arraigned in shooting death of Palmdale girl, 7
      Brothers to be arraigned in shooting death of Palmdale girl, 7

      Two brothers accused of shooting and killing a 7-year-old girl in Palmdale during a car chase were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

      Jesus Alberto Peralta, 22, and Carlos Peralta, 19, face felony counts of murder and shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County distirct...

    • LAPD chief asks for public's help in 7-year-old's 'horrific' death
      LAPD chief asks for public's help in 7-year-old's 'horrific' death

      Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck asked Thursday for the public's help in finding those responsible for the shooting death of a 7-year-old boy, which he called a "horrific crime."

      Beck said detectives have been "working around the clock" since Taalib Pecantte was shot shortly before 9 p.m....

    • Rapper The Game raises money for family of boy shot dead in Mid-City
      Rapper The Game raises money for family of boy shot dead in Mid-City

      Rapper The Game said he’s raised $17,000 for the family of a 7-year-old boy who died in a Mid-City drive-by shooting and is calling for a cease-fire to gang violence over the holidays.

      Taalib Pecannte, a second-grader, died Tuesday after being shot in the back the night before. The Compton youth...

    • Boy, 7, killed in Mid-City drive-by shooting is identified
      Boy, 7, killed in Mid-City drive-by shooting is identified

      Coroner's officials have identified the 7-year-old boy who died after being shot Monday night in Mid-City.

      Talaib Pecante died at Children's Hospital Los Angeles shortly before 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said.

      The boy, who police initially said was 9, appeared to...

    • 7-year-old boy wounded in Mid-City shooting dies, police say
      7-year-old boy wounded in Mid-City shooting dies, police say

      A 7-year-old boy shot as he sat in a car in Mid-City died from his wounds, Los Angeles police said Tuesday night.

      The boy died at a hospital Tuesday around 7 p.m, said Det. Gus Villanueva of the Los Angeles Police Department.

      The boy, who police initially said was 9, appeared to be improving Tuesday...

    • Boy, 9, critically injured in Mid-City drive-by shooting
      Boy, 9, critically injured in Mid-City drive-by shooting

      A 9-year-old boy was fighting for his life Tuesday morning after authorities say he was wounded during a drive-by shooting in Mid-City.

      The boy was sitting in a vehicle in the 1900 block of South Corning Street at about 11 p.m. when a white car with an unknown number of people inside drove up and...

    • Man dies after stabbing at Mid-City party
      Man dies after stabbing at Mid-City party

      A man died after a stabbing at a Mid-City party early Sunday morning.

      Officers responded shortly after midnight to a report of shots fired and a stabbing on the 2000 block of Thurman Avenue, Sgt. Chris Chase of the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire division said.

      No one was hit by the gunfire,...

    • Deputies shoot, kill homeless man wielding wooden stick
      Deputies shoot, kill homeless man wielding wooden stick

      Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies shot and killed a homeless man wielding a stick over the weekend, officials said.

      The shooting occurred at about 3:48 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Venice and La Cienega boulevards in Los Angeles, authorities said.

      Deputies with the Transit...

    • Victims of weekend violence identified by L.A. coroner's office

      Three victims of weekend violence were identified Sunday by the L.A. County Coroner.

      Latorria Westbrook, 26, of Gardena, died of a gunshot wound to the head.

      In a separate incident, Alfred Lopez, 32, and Juan Carlos Martinez, 18, both of Los Angeles, died in an apparent car-to-car shooting.

      Homicide...

    • Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods
      Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods

      Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 17 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

      Thirteen neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Encino (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports...

    • Search continues for gunman who ambushed two LAPD detectives
      Search continues for gunman who ambushed two LAPD detectives

      Los Angeles police continued to comb through forensic evidence and security camera footage Wednesday for clues in finding the gunman who ambushed two undercover detectives with a hail of bullets.

      Police said there have been no arrests since two burglary detectives -- 11- and 20-year veterans, respectively...

    • More than a dozen shots exchanged in LAPD ambush; manhunt continues
      More than a dozen shots exchanged in LAPD ambush; manhunt continues

      A gunman who ambushed two Los Angeles police detectives continued shooting at police as he ran off and officers returned fire Tuesday morning in Mid-City, police said.

      More than a dozen rounds were fired during the gun battle, police sources said.

      In a dramatic ambush between 4 and 4:30 a.m., two...

    • Two LAPD detectives survive ambush, help in search for shooter
      Two LAPD detectives survive ambush, help in search for shooter

      Two Los Angeles police detectives ambushed outside the LAPD's Wilshire Division substation Tuesday morning have been treated at a hospital and released, officials said.

      The officers were attacked from behind between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. at the station at 4861 W. Venice Blvd. and fired at multiple...

    • Two LAPD detectives shot in ambush; manhunt underway for shooter
      Two LAPD detectives shot in ambush; manhunt underway for shooter

      Two undercover Los Angeles Police Department detectives were wounded Tuesday morning in an ambush outside the LAPD's Wilshire Division station.

      The detectives were waiting to get into the station at 4861 W. Venice Blvd. between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. when a gunman lying in wait opened fire, according...

    • Manhunt underway in Mid-City for suspect who shot two detectives
      Manhunt underway in Mid-City for suspect who shot two detectives

      Police are looking for a man who shot two Los Angeles police detectives outside of the Wilshire substation Tuesday morning.

      The shooting occurred between 4 and 4:30 a.m. near La Brea Avenue and Venice Boulevard, officials said. The conditions of the officers were not immediately known. Both were...

    • FBI asks LAPD bomb squad for help in possible pipe bomb scare

      The Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad was dispatched Wednesday morning to help the FBI serve a search warrant in central L.A., police officials said.

      The FBI was serving a search warrant in the 5100 block of Washington Boulevard when they requested the assistance of the LAPD’s bomb squad...

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