Five Deuce Hoover Crip
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L.A. gang violence in the late 1980s

A coroner’s team prepares to examine the body of a gang member killed in a drive-by shooting on 42nd Place. Five Deuce Hoover Crips graffiti can be seen crossed out on the wall of the apartment next door.

 (Patrick Downs / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Police Sgt. Jim Wakefield examines the gunshot scar on the abdomen of a member of the Playboy Gangsters in the Cadillac-Corning neighborhood.

 (Anacleto Rapping / Los Angeles Times)

Reno “Juice” Maiava flashes a Bloods hand signal as a Redondo Beach police officer photographs and questions the member of the Tepa gang.

 (D. Kevin Elliott / Los Angeles Times)

A Los Angeles police officer tries to calm a woman who was a friend of a Crip gang member killed in a drive-by shooting at 42nd Place.

 (Patrick Downs / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Police Sgt. Terry Tatreau looks over a gang member who was shot in the head by an East Coast Crip at 79th Street and San Pedro.

 (Ellen Jaskol / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Police Det. Bill Humphrey takes a photo of Pacoima gang members flashing their signs.

 (George Wilhelm / Los Angeles Times)

An LAPD officer shows the tattoo “RC,” which stands for Raymond Street Crips, on a gang member.

 (Patrick Downs / Los Angeles Times)

LAPD Sgt. J. J. Reese, right, and another officer examine the body of Charles “C.C.” Ticer, a Five Deuce Hoover Crip killed in a drive-by shooting.

 (Patrick Downs / Los Angeles Times)
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