Maria Hicks, 58


This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

Maria Hicks, 58, a Latina woman, was shot near the intersection of Woodford Street and San Gabriel River Parkway about 9:55 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and died of her injuries at a hospital three days later, Monday, Aug. 13.

Hicks was driving home and saw a Latino man or youth spray-painting graffiti, said Lt. Larry Lincoln of the Sheriff’s Department homicide bureau. She honked her horn and flashed her lights and began to follow the fleeing tagger. Two Latino men or youths in a silver compact car pulled up and shot at her. She was struck in the upper torso. Three people were later arrested.


Los Angeles Times story

This post is the last in the weekly list of Los Angeles County victims based on coroner’s records and police reports.