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    • 2 dead, 1 wounded in shooting at Willowbrook liquor store

      2 dead, 1 wounded in shooting at Willowbrook liquor store

      Two people were killed and another wounded Monday in a shooting at a Willowbrook liquor store, fire officials said. The shooting occurred about 5 p.m. near 135th Street and Avalon Boulevard, about one block from the northwestern border with Compton, said Supervisor Bernard Peters of the Los Angeles...

    • Detectives investigate fatal shooting in Athens Village

      Detectives investigate fatal shooting in Athens Village

      A man was shot and killed in the Athens Village community of unincorporated south Los Angeles County, authorities said Sunday. The shooting occurred a little before 1 a.m. Sunday in the 140 block of West 131st Street, said L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Chrystal Hernandez. Paramedics rushed the unidentified...

    • Shooting at L.A.-area clinic: Nurse wounded, patient in custody

      Shooting at L.A.-area clinic: Nurse wounded, patient in custody

      A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of shooting a nurse inside a mental health urgent care facility in Willowbrook, officials said. Vincent Heard, 20, is suspected of shooting a nurse during a medical evaluation at the Exodus Foundation for Recovery Integrated Clinic in the 12000 block of Wilmington...

    • Man dies after being shocked with deputy's Taser in Willowbrook

      Man dies after being shocked with deputy's Taser in Willowbrook

      A 26-year-old man who was shocked with a Taser Tuesday night during a confrontation with sheriff's deputies in Willowbrook has died, authorities said. Soon after being shocked by a deputy’s Taser, Brian Pickett of Los Angeles stopped breathing and was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced...

    • Two men dead after wrestling for control of handgun

      Two men dead after wrestling for control of handgun

      Two men died in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles early Sunday after one of the men was shot trying to wrest control of a handgun from the other, who then appeared to turn the weapon on himself, authorities said. The shootings occurred about 1 a.m. in the 400 block of East 138th Street,...

    • Federal grant will fund improvements to Willowbrook Metro station

      Federal grant will fund improvements to Willowbrook Metro station

      On Saturday, federal transportation officials will announce more than $10 million to refurbish one of the Los Angeles County transit system's busiest light-rail stations. The $10.25-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will partially fund several changes to the Willowbrook-Rosa...

    • Reward offered in killing of artist on Blue Line platform
      Reward offered in killing of artist on Blue Line platform

      Authorities announced a $10,000 reward Tuesday for information in the fatal beating of a 65-year-old artist on a crowded Blue Line train platform.

      John Wayne Whitmore was standing on the platform in the 1000 block of Willowbrook Avenue about 1 p.m. on June 13 when two women approached him, according...

    • Reward to be offered in fatal beating at Metro Blue Line station
      Reward to be offered in fatal beating at Metro Blue Line station

      Authorities are planning to announce a $10,000 reward Tuesday in the case of 65-year-old man who was fatally beaten at the Metro Blue Line station in Willowbrook.

      John Wayne Whitmore was standing on the train platform on June 13 when two women approached him and got into a "brief verbal argument,"...

    • Ex-Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young arrested in battery case
      Ex-Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young arrested in battery case

      Former Detroit lions receiver Titus Young has been arrested on suspicion of felony battery, law enforcement authorities said Monday evening.

      Young was taken into custody on July 8 after he got into a "physical altercation" with another man in the 12000 block of South Wilmington Boulevard in the...

    • Los Angeles man dies a week after assault at Metro Blue Line station
      Los Angeles man dies a week after assault at Metro Blue Line station

      A week after being severely beaten while waiting for a train on a Metro platform in South Los Angeles, a 65-year-old Los Angeles man has died of his injuries, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Saturday.

      John Whitmore was waiting for a train on the Willowbrook-Rosa Parks Metro platform...

    • Woman killed when four gunmen open fire on parked SUV in South L.A.
      Woman killed when four gunmen open fire on parked SUV in South L.A.

      Homicide detectives are investigating a violent attack in Willowbrook where authorities say four men stood outside an SUV late Thursday and released a barrage of gunfire on a man and woman sitting inside.

      The couple was hit multiple times and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Los Angeles...

    • Teenage girl killed in walk-up shooting at apartment; gunman at large
      Teenage girl killed in walk-up shooting at apartment; gunman at large

      Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a gunman who walked up to a teenage girl in Willowbrook on Wednesday night and shot her to death.

      The 15-year-old girl was standing in the stairwell of an apartment complex in the 11900 block of South Wilmington Avenue about 11 p.m. when a man...

    • Man allegedly fires gun at deputies while holding baby son
      Man allegedly fires gun at deputies while holding baby son

      A man who was shot by sheriff's deputies in Willowbrook on Sunday after he allegedly opened fire while holding his 1-year-old son is expected to survive, authorities said.

      The incident unfolded about 10 p.m. when the 43-year-old man, who was not immediately identified, drove to his ex-girlfriend’s...

    • One killed, one wounded in Willowbrook drive-by shooting
      One killed, one wounded in Willowbrook drive-by shooting

      Authorities are investigating the Saturday drive-by shooting death of a man on the 1200 block of East 121st Street in the Willowbrook neighborhood of unincorporated Los Angeles.

      Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon around...

    • Willowbrook shooting leaves one man dead, two others injured
      Willowbrook shooting leaves one man dead, two others injured

      Authorities are investigating a shooting in Willowbrook on Wednesday night that left one man dead and two others wounded.

      The shooting occurred at about 9:10 p.m. in the 12400 block of Anzac Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. When deputies arrived, they found three...

    • Man fatally shot in confrontation with deputies in Willowbrook
      Man fatally shot in confrontation with deputies in Willowbrook

      A man was shot and killed Wednesday in a confrontation with deputies in Willowbrook, authorities said Wednesday night.

      The shooting was reported shortly after 7 p.m. in the 2000 block of East Piru Street.

      The victim was shot by at least one deputy and pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles...

    • Jury finds L.A. County sheriff's deputy used excessive force

      A federal jury awarded more than $200,000 on Friday to a man who accused Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies of illegally detaining him and using excessive force during a 2009 encounter that left him with a fractured rib, the man's lawyer said.

      James Spinks, then 60, was injured when a deputy...

    • Drive-by shooting at South L.A. party leaves 1 dead, 3 wounded
      Drive-by shooting at South L.A. party leaves 1 dead, 3 wounded

      A party in South L.A. turned deadly early Monday when one person was killed and three were wounded during a drive-by shooting.

      The shooting broke out about 12:30 a.m. outside a warehouse in the 13100 block of Broadway in Willowbrook, when a car drove by and a shooter sprayed people outside the...

    • Police may never know why Willowbrook man shot cop in face
      Police may never know why Willowbrook man shot cop in face

      Los Angeles police investigators say they may never know why a Willowbrook man with a relatively small criminal record shot an LAPD officer in the face this week.

      According to officials, Howard Michael Carl Partee, 33, shot a Los Angeles police officer in the face as the officer entered an attic...

    • Man found dead after shooting 2 LAPD officers is identified
      Man found dead after shooting 2 LAPD officers is identified

      The man found dead in a Willowbrook home after allegedly shooting two Los Angeles police officers was identified Thursday by L.A. County coroner's officials.

      The body of Howard Partee, 33, of Willowbrook was found Wednesday after SWAT officers entered the home in the 2200 block of East 117th Street.

      ...

    • Police may use robot to search for shooter in Willowbrook standoff

      A standoff between Los Angeles police and a gunman holed up in a Willowbrook home continued into Wednesday morning with little changed since the incident began.

      Heavily armed officers in riot gear surrounded a home in the 2200 block of East 117th Street where police say a gunman wounded two officers...

    • Gunman still inside Willowbrook home where 2 officers were shot
      Gunman still inside Willowbrook home where 2 officers were shot

      A gunman suspected of wounding two officers in Willowbrook during a probation or parole search was still barricaded Tuesday night inside the home where the shooting occurred.

      Heavily armed officers in riot gear had surrounded the home in the 2200 block of East 117th Street as other officers attempted...

    • Jury awards $7.5 million over fatal L.A. County sheriff's shooting

      A Compton jury Friday awarded $7.5 million to the parents of a man shot dead by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy.

      According to the parents’ attorney, 21-year-old Robert Thomas Jr. was standing outside with about 60 others at a party in Willowbrook in 2010 when two deputies pulled up.

      One stopped...

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