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  • Fatal shooting of driver in South L.A. leads to car and house fires

    Fatal shooting of driver in South L.A. leads to car and house fires

    A man driving in South Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon was shot and killed, leading to a chain of events that set on fire his car, two parked vehicles and a home.  More than 30 firefighters responded to the shooting near East 50th and South San Pedro streets in the South Park neighborhood shortly...

  • Beck: Releasing video of LAPD altercation could harm criminal case

    Beck: Releasing video of LAPD altercation could harm criminal case

    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Tuesday defended his decision not to publicly release a video showing an altercation involving an officer who has been charged with assault, saying doing so could jeopardize the criminal case. Beck acknowledged the public interest in viewing the footage...

  • LAPD officer charged with assault in videotaped beating

    LAPD officer charged with assault in videotaped beating

    Clinton Alford Jr. was lying face-down on a South Los Angeles sidewalk, his hands behind his back, when he felt the first kick.The 22-year-old admitted he didn't remember all of what happened on that October afternoon, just minutes after a police officer yanked him off his bicycle. But he remembered...

  • Man in videotaped police beating alleges retaliation by LAPD officers

    Man in videotaped police beating alleges retaliation by LAPD officers

    A man who sued the LAPD alleging that he'd been held down and beaten by police last fall  made new accusations on Tuesday, saying officers have been harassing him and his family in retaliation. Flanked by his father and his attorney, Clinton Alford Jr. told reporters that officers have repeatedly...

  • 2 dead, 1 injured in South L.A. shooting

    2 dead, 1 injured in South L.A. shooting

    Two men were fatally shot Monday afternoon in South Los Angeles and a third man injured his leg at the scene, authorities said. About 3:20 p.m., the two men were shot near 52nd Street and Central Avenue in South Park, LAPD Lt. Michael Mabie said. Both were taken to the hospital in critical condition...

  • Beck faults officers in killing of unarmed man

    Beck faults officers in killing of unarmed man

    Three Los Angeles police officers violated department rules for using deadly force when they fatally shot an unarmed man following a high-speed chase last year, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has found. Beck rejected the officers' claims that they opened fire because they feared that their lives were...

  • Indictment an in-depth look at South L.A. gang's alleged operations
    Indictment an in-depth look at South L.A. gang's alleged operations

    Federal prosecutors Tuesday unsealed a 212-page racketeering indictment against dozens of suspected members and associates of the 52 Broadway Gangster Crips, detailing how they allegedly robbed homes across the South Bay, used women to move drugs and punished anyone who talked to law enforcement...

  • LAPD probes links between kidnapping, killings in South L.A.
    LAPD probes links between kidnapping, killings in South L.A.

    Los Angeles police are investigating potential links between the kidnapping of a teenage girl who was doused with flammable liquid and two other South L.A. attacks that left two women and a 1-year-old boy dead.

    The suspect, Robert Ransom Jr., 30, has been charged with nine felony counts related...

  • $75,000 reward offered in fire that killed woman, 1-year-old son
    $75,000 reward offered in fire that killed woman, 1-year-old son

    Police on Thursday announced a $75,000 reward in the killing of a 28-year-old woman and her 1-year-old son, who died in a March 5 house fire that appeared to be intentionally set.

    Authorities responded to the fire about 11:30 a.m. in a converted garage in the 100 block of East 50th Street, said...

  • Man burned to death while stealing gas in South L.A. had been warned
    Man burned to death while stealing gas in South L.A. had been warned

    A man who burned to death Tuesday while attempting to steal fuel from a gas station in South Los Angeles had been warned by family members to stop the practice, his brother-in-law said.

    The incident occurred at a 76 Gas Station at 45th Street and Avalon Boulevard. Firefighters responded to the...

  • Shots hit 2 boys and a man near South L.A. gang fight, police say
    Shots hit 2 boys and a man near South L.A. gang fight, police say

    Two boys and and a man were wounded when a nearby fight between suspected gang members escalated into gunfire at a South Los Angeles park, police said late Thursday.

    A 12-year-old boy was struck in the hip by a ricochet bullet, an 8-year-old boy was hit in the ankle, and the 25-year-old man was...

  • Man arrested for 1990 armed robbery, slaying of South L.A. grocer

    A man long suspected of killing a local market owner in 1990 is now in jail for the man’s slaying.

    Marcus Lynn Perkins, 42, is being held without bail in the killing of Timoteo Pena, who was shot to death during an armed robbery at Pena’s Sinaloa Meat and Grocery Market in South L.A. 23 years ago.

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