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  • Families mourn for South El Monte fire victims on the cusp of adulthood

    Families mourn for South El Monte fire victims on the cusp of adulthood

    Early on the morning of April 25, Los Angeles County Fire Department Engine 90 responded to a roaring blaze at the Cheque Tire Shop in South El Monte. When the firefighters pulled up to the scene at 5:33 a.m., they were horrified by what they saw. Rodrigo Gonzalez, 17, his clothes on fire, was...

  • 3 men found hiding in Mexico arrested in deadly South El Monte tire shop fire

    3 men found hiding in Mexico arrested in deadly South El Monte tire shop fire

    Three men found hiding in Mexico were charged Monday in the deaths of three teens who were killed when flames ignited by a Molotov cocktail swept through a South El Monte tire shop this year. Suspects German Monrreal, 19; Mario Godina, 19; and Estevan Castillo, 20, were flown from Mexico to Los...

  • Trio of weekend homicides include shooting over dog's injuries

    Trio of weekend homicides include shooting over dog's injuries

    Sheriff’s detectives were busy Saturday with three new homicide investigations around Los Angeles County, including a shooting in the Antelope Valley that stemmed from an argument over a dog. The dispute that appeared to have triggered that slaying Friday night in Lancaster began when a motorist...

  • Deputies shoot, kill meat cleaver-wielding man in South El Monte

    Deputies shoot, kill meat cleaver-wielding man in South El Monte

    A man was shot and killed in South El Monte on Tuesday after he fatally attacked another man with a meat cleaver, assaulted a woman and waved the knife at deputies, authorities said. The man, who hasn’t been identified, was struck by gunfire and died in the 10400 block of Enloe Street, according...

  • Man charged with murder in South El Monte firebombing deaths

    Man charged with murder in South El Monte firebombing deaths

    A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder, accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail into a South El Monte tire shop and igniting a massive fire that killed three people. Robert Fuentes, a resident of Baldwin Park, faces three counts of murder with the special circumstance of committing multiple...

  • Suspect arrested in South El Monte firebombing that killed 3

    Suspect arrested in South El Monte firebombing that killed 3

    Esequiel Gonzalez stood across the street from the blackened ruin of his South El Monte tire shop, destroyed by a fire that appears to have been ignited by a Molotov cocktail.The tears he shed as he spoke to a reporter were not just for his livelihood. In the inferno that engulfed Cheque Tires,...

  • Man stabbed to death in South El Monte

    Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a man in South El Monte late Saturday.

    The victim was stabbed about 11:30 p.m. in the 11200 block of Broadmead Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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  • Pregnant woman is shot; she later delivers baby at hospital
    Pregnant woman is shot; she later delivers baby at hospital

    A woman who was seven months' pregnant was forced to deliver her baby after she was shot multiple times Tuesday in South El Monte, authorities said.

    The baby was listed in fair condition, authorities said, but the woman's condition was not immediately known.

    The unidentified woman was in the driveway...

  • 'Hypnotist Bandit' linked to bank robberies in San Gabriel Valley
    'Hypnotist Bandit' linked to bank robberies in San Gabriel Valley

    A man dubbed the "Hypnotist Bandit" by local law enforcement has robbed three banks in the San Gabriel Valley in the past week, according to the FBI.

    The suspect, who earned his nickname because of the way he stared at his victims during each robbery, struck twice Tuesday morning, making off with...

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