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  • South L.A. man charged in death of wife, infant son

    South L.A. man charged in death of wife, infant son

    A South Los Angeles man was charged with two counts of murder Tuesday in connection with the death of his wife and their infant son. Algernon Fitzgerald Rieux, 26, appeared in court and delayed his plea until July 13 in the slayings of Jacqueline Montoya and 2-month-old Joshua. Prosecutors have...

  • Man, 26, sought in slayings of infant son, wife at South L.A. home

    Man, 26, sought in slayings of infant son, wife at South L.A. home

    Algernon Rieux’s mother pounded on the front door of his South Los Angeles apartment early Thursday. Her urgent clamor came too late. Rieux was due at the Inglewood courthouse in about half an hour. Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department later said she wanted to make...

  • Human infant remains discovered in South Los Angeles

    Human infant remains discovered in South Los Angeles

    Authorities are asking residents of a South Los Angeles neighborhood to search their yards and trash cans for “suspicious items” after detectives discovered the remains of a human infant somewhere along a residential street. A homeowner in the 1500 block of West 104th Street reported the remains...

  • Female victims of homicide often know their killers

    Female victims of homicide often know their killers

    The victims vary in age. They were killed in upscale Stevenson Ranch and on the most dangerous streets of South L.A. The specifics may differ, but the homicides of women in Los Angeles County this year take on a deadly rhythm. On Jan. 14, Mary Matsumoto, 72, was found shot to death in her San Pedro...

  • Sheriff's investigators probe double killing in South L.A.

    Sheriff's investigators probe double killing in South L.A.

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives Thursday were continuing their investigation into a double killing in South Los Angeles. Sheriff’s deputies went to the 1200 block of West 87th Street about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday after someone called 911 to report gunshots, officials said....

  • Gunman chases, kills pedestrian in Westmont

    Gunman chases, kills pedestrian in Westmont

    A 47-year-old man was fatally shot about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Westmont, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The man, who has not been identified, was walking in the 10100 block of South Budlong Avenue when two men pulled up in a white vehicle, Lt. John Corina said. A gunman...

  • Killers sought in South Los Angeles shooting

    Authorities were searching Sunday for suspects in the shooting death of a man who was found dead in his vehicle on a South Los Angeles street.

    The shooting occurred at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday in the 9900 block of Budlong Ave., said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey A. Gordon.

    Witnesses...

  • Suspect in custody after releasing hostage in South L.A., officials say
    Suspect in custody after releasing hostage in South L.A., officials say

    An hours-long hostage situation in Westmont ended Tuesday night with the release of the hostage and the suspect later being taken into custody.

    The incident was reported about 5:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of West 109th Place, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials.

    Authorities responded...

  • L.A. area resident, how safe do you feel?
    L.A. area resident, how safe do you feel?

    They could have been gunshots, the pop-pop-pop of staccato explosions I heard through my kitchen window on Friday night.

    I stepped outside and surveyed the darkness from my frontyard. I could hear cheering from the house next door.

    The Kings had just won the Stanley Cup. Those were fireworks I'd...

  • Man found shot to death inside crashed vehicle in Westmont
    Man found shot to death inside crashed vehicle in Westmont

    Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old man whose body was discovered in his vehicle after colliding into a center median in a South Los Angeles neighborhood.

    Witnesses told detectives they heard loud arguing about 5:49 a.m. Thursday and then gunshots in the neighborhood...

  • Two people shot, wounded near South L.A. pawn shop

    Two men were injured in a shooting Thursday near a South Los Angeles pawn shop.

    The shooting happened about 3:45 p.m. in the 8700 block of South Vermont Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The address is listed online as the location of Smart Pawn Vermont.

    The victims...

  • Detectives investigating deadly shooting in South L.A.

    One person was shot and killed Thursday at 108th Street and Western Avenue in an unincorporated area in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

    The victim, described by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as a male juvenile, was shot about 1:20 p.m.

    He was taken to a hospital where he was...

  • Man shot to death in Westmont neighborhood of South L.A.
    Man shot to death in Westmont neighborhood of South L.A.

    Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man in the Westmont neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

    Authorities were called to the 1100 block of West 107th Street at 8 p.m. and found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Man pleads not guilty to charges in fatal rush-hour shooting

    A 29-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges related to the rush-hour shooting death of a Los Angeles Unified School District custodian, according to the L.A. County district attorney’s office.Kenneth Clay has been charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder in...

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

  • Man shot dead in South Los Angeles
    Man shot dead in South Los Angeles

    A man was shot dead Wednesday night in the Westmont neighborhood in South Los Angeles.

    The shooting was reported about 8:30 p.m. in the 10800 block of South Western Avenue, authorities said.

    The victim was described only as an adult male. Homicide detectives were responding, the Los Angeles County...

  • Sheriff's deputies investigate South L.A. double shooting
    Sheriff's deputies investigate South L.A. double shooting

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies are investigating a South L.A. shooting that left one woman dead and a man wounded Tuesday night.

    Minutes before 11 p.m., officials said, a man and woman in the 10900 block of South Hobart Boulevard in Westmont were shot. The woman, who officials...

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