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  • Family releases video of fatal LAPD shooting, asks for charges against officers

    Family releases video of fatal LAPD shooting, asks for charges against officers

    The security footage shows two Los Angeles police officers getting out of their black-and-white SUV, their guns drawn as they watch a woman on the sidewalk walk toward them. One officer stands behind a red car, his gun aimed at the woman. When she reaches the side of the sedan opposite him, the...

  • 3 brothers found fatally stabbed in South L.A.; father is suspect

    3 brothers found fatally stabbed in South L.A.; father is suspect

    John Sorrentino got to work Wednesday morning and spotted a silver SUV parked outside his furniture warehouse in South L.A. He walked closer and saw a man in the driver’s seat with blood on his face. A child’s body slumped in the back seat, his eyes partially open. “The young boy was just staring...

  • 3 brothers found stabbed to death in car in Los Angeles

    3 brothers found stabbed to death in car in Los Angeles

    Three boys were found stabbed to death inside a vehicle parked outside a South Los Angeles elementary school, while a man suspected to be their father was in critical condition, police said. The brothers, ages 8 to 12, were found dead of multiple stab wounds in the back seat of an SUV, while a...

  • Woman hits pedestrian, flees, crashes into cars, LAPD says

    Woman hits pedestrian, flees, crashes into cars, LAPD says

    A driver was arrested Sunday evening in South Los Angeles after hitting a pedestrian with her car, fleeing the scene and leading authorities on a chase that ended when she crashed into several vehicles, police said. About 5:20 p.m. the woman struck a man near 43rd Street and Central Avenue and...

  • Device with protruding wires at South L.A. courthouse: No, not a bomb

    Device with protruding wires at South L.A. courthouse: No, not a bomb

    A courthouse in South L.A. was briefly evacuated Monday morning after someone called in a bomb threat and a device with protruding wires was found, LAPD officials said. The call came in about 9:30 a.m. and warned of a bomb at the courthouse in the 1900 block of South Hill Street, said Officer Norma...

  • 4 men shot in South L.A.; 2 more people shot in earlier incident

    4 men shot in South L.A.; 2 more people shot in earlier incident

    Police said four people were shot Wednesday night in South Los Angeles, the second shooting incident in the area in less than five hours. The victims were shot at East 27th Street and Stanford Avenue around 9:45 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said. All were described as men believed to...

  • Man charged with 15 felonies in deadly gun battle with LAPD
    Man charged with 15 felonies in deadly gun battle with LAPD

    A man found hiding in a dumpster after multiple shootouts with police through the streets of Los Angeles has been charged with 15 felonies, including attempted murder and assault of an officer.

    Avel Jowan Turks, 18, of Los Angeles, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon on six counts...

  • LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in morning shootout
    LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in morning shootout

    At a time when police action in the Midwest is raising concerns about the militarization of local law enforcement agencies, police in South Los Angeles are crediting some of that equipment for saving lives during a dramatic run-and-gun pursuit before daybreak Monday.

    For more than three hours,...

  • Suspect killed in LAPD shootout had 'high-powered' rifle, police say
    Suspect killed in LAPD shootout had 'high-powered' rifle, police say

    One of two suspects who are accused of engaging police in a running shootout through South Los Angeles early Monday was armed with a “high-powered” rifle that wounded a 22-year department veteran, police officials said.

    The SWAT officer is expected to survive what police described as a “significant”...

  • LAPD officer wounded, suspect killed in 110 Freeway shootout
    LAPD officer wounded, suspect killed in 110 Freeway shootout

    A section of the northbound 110 Freeway heading into downtown was closed early Monday as Los Angeles police investigated a shooting that they said left one of two gunmen dead and an officer wounded.

    The incident involved two men firing at LAPD officers from an SUV when the officers tried to pull...

  • UPS worker charged in sex assault case; LAPD seeks leads
    UPS worker charged in sex assault case; LAPD seeks leads

    Los Angeles police on Wednesday said detectives were seeking additional possible victims of a United Parcel Service worker charged with sexually assaulting two women.

    Anthony Leroy Tinzly was charged on June 23 with 12 felony counts including rape, sodomy and kidnapping in connection with two sexual...

  • LAPD seeking suspects in bus shooting that left boy, woman wounded
    LAPD seeking suspects in bus shooting that left boy, woman wounded

    Los Angeles police late Wednesday were looking for a suspect or suspects in connection with a shooting that left a woman and boy wounded while they rode a Dash bus in South Los Angeles.

    Police said it was not clear whether the victims were grazed by the bullet or cut by shattered glass after the...

  • Boy, woman grazed by bullet while riding bus, LAPD says
    Boy, woman grazed by bullet while riding bus, LAPD says

    A boy and a woman were apparently grazed by a bullet Wednesday evening as they rode a Dash bus through South Los Angeles, police said.

    The bullet appeared to have been fired from the street as the bus drove along Avalon Boulevard near 42nd Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    Officer...

  • Church that burned had no fire code violations, records show

    A historic South Los Angeles church where three firefighters were injured battling a large blaze has been regularly inspected in recent years and has no history of fire code violations, according to records reviewed Wednesday by The Times.

    The two-alarm blaze broke out Tuesday morning at the Crouch...

  • Vehicle pursued by LAPD hits school bus; no serious injuries

    A vehicle being pursued by Los Angeles Police Department officers Friday struck a yellow school bus filled with children, authorities said.

    No serious injuries were reported in the collision at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Hill Street in South L.A. near the Harbor Freeway, said LAPD spokesman...

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