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    • 3 people were killed in police shootings in L.A. and Orange counties this weekend

      3 people were killed in police shootings in L.A. and Orange counties this weekend

      Los Angeles and Orange County authorities are investigating a series of officer-involved shootings over the weekend that resulted in three deaths. One incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Anaheim when officers fatally shot a gunman after he shot and wounded another man and fired at a police...

    • Man trying to stop fight at Paramount liquor store is killed

      Man trying to stop fight at Paramount liquor store is killed

      A 45-year-old man was killed Monday while trying to help a liquor store employee in Paramount who was fighting with robbery suspects, authorities said. Two men entered the liquor store in the 8000 block of Somerset Boulevard and a third man remained outside in a white compact car, according to...

    • Oscar Ramirez Jr.'s parents file suit against L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.

      Oscar Ramirez Jr.'s parents file suit against L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.

      The parents of Oscar Ramirez Jr., an unarmed man fatally shot by a deputy last year in Paramount, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The civil lawsuit was filed shortly after 11 a.m. in federal court. The lawsuit accuses the department of...

    • Fuel tanker truck driver arrested after slow-speed chase

      Fuel tanker truck driver arrested after slow-speed chase

      A tanker truck driver stopped at every light and drove below the speed limit but managed to break at least one law Sunday night – he didn’t stop for authorities. Law enforcement officials say the driver, Jose Corrales, led deputies on the slow-moving pursuit through Paramount. He allegedly stole...

    • Parents of man killed by deputy file claim against L.A. County

      Parents of man killed by deputy file claim against L.A. County

      The parents of a 28-year-old man fatally shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy filed a claim Friday against the county. Attorney Ron Kaye, who is representing the parents, said Oscar Ramirez Jr. was unarmed when he was shot five times by a deputy Oct. 27 in Paramount. Kaye said four of...

    • After 7 hours inside house under fumigation, suspect in police custody

      After 7 hours inside house under fumigation, suspect in police custody

      A man was taken into custody after refusing to exit a Paramount home under fumigation during a more than seven-hour standoff with authorities. SWAT deputies used police dogs as they searched the home and eventually found the man hiding in a crawlspace, authorities said. SWAT deployed tear gas to...

    • Deputy shoots, kills man following reports of possible fight near school
      Deputy shoots, kills man following reports of possible fight near school

      A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man Monday following reports of a person armed with a handgun.

      Authorities said no weapon was recovered at the scene.The officer-involved shooting occurred about 2:40 p.m. near Downey Avenue south of Rosecrans Avenue, Sgt. Pauline Panis said....

    • Thousands of marijuana plants seized in warehouse, deputies say
      Thousands of marijuana plants seized in warehouse, deputies say

      Thousands of marijuana plants were seized Thursday after detectives discovered a large growing operation inside a warehouse in Paramount, authorities said Thursday.

      Three men, whose identities haven't been released, were arrested in connection with the activity at the warehouse in the 7200 block...

    • Deputies chase down stolen Frito-Lay truck; 2 arrested
      Deputies chase down stolen Frito-Lay truck; 2 arrested

      Two men were arrested on suspicion of stealing a Frito-Lay truck Friday in Bellflower.

      The truck was reported stolen about 6 a.m. and not long after, a deputy spotted the truck rumbling down a street with the tailgate down, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Thomas Vernola.

      When the deputy...

    • 22 pounds of heroin seized, suspected trafficker arrested
      22 pounds of heroin seized, suspected trafficker arrested

      Law enforcement authorities arrested a suspected drug trafficker in Paramount and seized more than 22 pounds of high-grade heroin that they say was destined for Ventura County and other parts of Southern California.

      The heroin was smuggled from Mexico and was found at two Paramount homes as part...

    • Sheriff's investigators seek tips about Paramount shooting death

      Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives are seeking information about the shooting death of a man in Paramount.

      The shooting took place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 7200 block of Richfield Street. The man, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital where he was declared...

    • Sheriff's SWAT standoff ends at Paramount home after gun theft
      Sheriff's SWAT standoff ends at Paramount home after gun theft

      An L.A. County sheriff's SWAT team and South Gate police surrounded a home Wednesday in Paramount, where three suspects — believed to have stolen a gun from another house — were holed up, officials said.

      The incident ended Wednesday but it was unclear how many suspects were arrested. [Updated,...

    • Man shot after pursuit by deputies in Paramount

      A suspect was shot and wounded early Friday after a four-hour pursuit and standoff with sheriff's deputies ended in gunfire in Paramount, authorities said.

      The shooting occurred at 3:03 a.m. in the 7400 block of Jackson Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

      No deputies...

    • Paramount schools lockdown lifted after suspect is arrested

      Schools in Paramount were placed on lockdown for several hours Friday as deputies searched for an armed suspect in the area. 

      Lt. Dave Auner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lakewood station said the suspect, a parolee, was spotted with a handgun about 10:30 a.m. in an area near...

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