A man in his 20s was shot to death in front of an Anaheim apartment Sunday night in what either was or was not a drive-by shooting, according to police.
See Update No. 3 on Page 2 with OCDA filing charges and alleging the players in the triple shooting may have met up for a drug transaction. Update No. 2 is on the murder arrest. Update No. 1 identifies the fatal shooting victim. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 13, 9:07 A.M.: A man in his 20s from Anaheim was ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with details on how you can contribute to funeral crowdfunding for Agustin Villegas, who leaves behind a wife and four children. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 15, 8:55 A.M.: A 32-year-old Anaheim man was shot to death Monday night while riding as a passenger in a truc ... More >>
The Newport Beach Police Department announced this morning that a man was shot to death by at least one of its officers inside a 7-Eleven Thursday night.
An 18-year-old man was shot to death in Anaheim early today, making him the third young person gunned down in Orange County since late Friday night.
A 22-year-old man who was walking through a Santa Ana neighborhood early Saturday was shot to death by someone riding in a passing SUV, according to police. Leoncio Banuelos, a Santa Ana resident, was the victim of the shooting around 2:35 a.m. in the 200 block of South Newhope Street, said Santa A ... More >>
The city of Anaheim settled a lawsuit earlier this month filed by the family of David Raya. The 23-year-old man was unarmed when shot to death on August 16, 2011 by detective Bruce Linn near the 100 block of West Guinida Lane. The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) ruled the shooting ... More >>
Anaheim police shot and killed a man today at the 1100 block of Mayfair Avenue near the intersection of La Palma Avenue and Citron Street. It's the first fatal killing by the department since back-to-back shootings in July 2012 set off social unrest in the city. Details are slim at the moment, but ... More >>
A week after Tustin police killed 23-year-old Robert Villa, family and supporters gathered at the apartment complex where the officer-involved shooting took place. Humberto Guizar, a lawyer representing the family, took strong issue with Tustin PD's claim that Villa had a knife at the time police gu ... More >>
The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) ended the holidays by publishing a slew of investigations clearing OC cops of wrongdoing in a number of shooting incidents. A week into the new year, the agency issued its first report clearing two SanTana policemen in the fatal killing of 35-year- ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on more of what Paul Michael Bracamontes was up to before he was fatally shot. ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 28, 10:52 A.M.: A 22-year-old Fullerton man who had reportedly been at a party where he was hallucinating and making comments about "zombies" and wanting a gun g ... More >>
A man in the middle of a narcotics investigation was shot to death Thursday evening by a plainclothes cop in Long Beach, where the police department has logged three officer-involved shootings in five days that have now left two suspects no more. Don't know if they keep records for such things, but ... More >>
See Update No. 4 on Page 2 with Leonbardo "Banda" Valladares' arraignment details. Update No. 3 was on him being taken into custody after an overnight standoff. Update No. 2 has a new photo and more personal info about him. Update No. 1 identified him as the suspect. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 16, 2:36 P ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post with police providing more details, including why two gun were found at the scene. Update No. 1 identified the man shot by police. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 3, 12:55 P.M.: While serving an arrest warrant for lewd acts involving a child, an Irvine Police officer s ... More >>
Jessica Gonzalez, who was being sought since Thursday for the fatal shooting of her life partner Jennifer Roberta Solorio in Orange, was shot to death by Santa Ana Police Sunday morning, according to friends and family. Loved ones believe the 35-year-old essentially committed suicide by cop, confron ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post identifying the dead man as Joseph Thomas Brewer Jr., 54.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 13, 7:23 A.M.: The source of gunfire in a quiet, relatively crime-free residential neighborhood of Orange early Wednesday remained a mystery for most of the day before police much late ... More >>
Updates throughout. The latest is Update No. 8 at the bottom of page 4 with conflicting reports about the female victim's employment.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 19, 8:22 A.M.: Three people were killed and two others were wounded in a 25-minute spree of shootings that began in an upscale Ladera Ranch neighbo ... More >>
See the update at the end of page 5 on the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department defending the use of "hot gas," which could have sparked the cabin fire, on the suspect.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 7, 9:48 A.M.: The word coming out of the Los Angeles Police Department this morning is meant to apply to t ... More >>
Perhaps lost in the manhunt for Christopher Jordan Dorner, who is accused of this week's cold-blooded shooting deaths of a Riverside police officer, Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence, are the results of the slain engaged Irvine couple's autopsies.
While it's true that even the best tribute bands will never grace the same stages as the icons they emulate, a hoard of talented pretenders are about to tune up for a very important gig next week. On January 20, eight bands will strap on their wigs, glittery axes and unitards for a concert benefitin ... More >>
Updated, with info at the end of this post.WATCH VIDEO OF IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF ANAHEIM POLICE SHOOTING MANUEL DIAZ TO DEATH HERE.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 23, 12:32 A.M.: A source is telling OC Weekly five shots were heard as another man was shot by police and believed to be dead. A resident of the neig ... More >>
Families of police-shooting victims protest their plight
See update at the end of post where newly appointed Anaheim City Manager Bob Wigenroth makes a recommendation for the City Council.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 5, 8:00 A.M. As Fullerton residents anxiously awaited their City Council recall results on Tuesday night, a group of about a dozen pro ... More >>
With the County of Orange having rejected the claim filed by the family of the late Manuel Levi "Manny" Loggins Jr., the Camp Pendleton Marine sergeant gunned down by Deputy Darren Sandberg on Feb. 7, the family has now filed a federal lawsuit against the county, the sheriff's department and Sandber ... More >>
When Theresa Smith lost her son, Caesar Cruz to a fatal December 11, 2009 officer-involved shooting in Anaheim, she hoped her family would be the last to have to endure the pain of such a devastating loss. "As soon as he was killed," Smith, a resident of Fullerton, says, "I wanted awareness." Her 3 ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 2, 9:42 A.M.: The 21-year-old man shot to death Friday afternoon in what Santa Ana Police believe was a gang shooting has been identified as Daniel Gonzalez Jr. of Santa Ana.A description of his suspected killer has not been released, but police are investigating the murder of the Santa ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 29, 12:30 P.M.: During today's arraignment hearing, where Scott Evans Dekraai pleaded not guilty to murdering eight people and critically injuring a ninth, Deputy Public Defender Scott Sanders objected to press photographers being in the courtroom, saying this kind of media coverage ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 3, 3:09 A.M.: Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say Jason Richard Bitz was not armed when a Santa Ana police officer fired four times and killed the Long Beach 23-year-old in Lakewood Monday morning. The unidentified officer, who has been placed on administrative leave, had ... More >>
Anaheim Police believe a man in his 40s was sitting in a vehicle in the east alley of the 1300 block of North Lawrence Avenue around 6 p.m. Saturday when he was shot to death.He has not been identified pending notification on next of kin.
The shooting occurred in Irvine's Turtle Rock community. A woman was shot and killed this afternoon in front of a home in Irvine. The suspect is in custody, according to news reports. Just after 2 p.m. today, officers responded to reports of gunfire around Turtle Rock and Almalf ... More >>
Eight months after Martin Blanco Trujillo was shot to death outside a home in Stanton, his family is joining the Orange County Sheriff's Department in stepping up the search for the 30-year-old's killer.A new $5,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer or murderers ... More >>
Update, Jan. 18, 12:31 p.m.: Garden Grove Police announced the identity of the armed-robbery suspect shot to death after a brief chase Sunday.He was Wilfredo Ayala, 19, of Santa Ana. According to police reports, "Ayala had previous arrests for possession of H&S 11359 possession of marijuana f ... More >>
A wild, cross-county shooting rampage Sunday morning ended in Los Angeles' Koreatown, where gunman Young Choi shot and killed himself.Shortly before that, the 54-year-old LA resident shot and wounded another man in Koreatown. And, around 4:15 a.m.--90 minutes before Choi took his own life--he sho ... More >>
T-RackUpdate, December 14, 11:48 a.m.: The disclosure policy has changed, but the results have not. As with just about every (if not every) police shooting case brought before it, the Orange County District Attorney's Office has officially cleared Laguna Beach cops of criminal wrongdoing in the d ... More >>
From Dean Patrick Maldonado's MySpace pageThe deceased, Dean Patrick MaldonadoUpdate, December 8, 3:15 p.m.: After a five-month investigation into the midnight hour shooting July 17 that claimed the life of 49-year-old Dean Patrick Maldonado, the Orange County District Attorney's Office has concl ... More >>
More than two months after 14-year-old Eddie Jurado Duran was found dead in the driver's seat of a stolen car parked in a Santa Ana alley, two teens believed to have been occupants in the vehicle have been arrested for his murder.Because of boys' ages--15 and 16--they have not been identified.
UPDATE: Victims and killer identified (updated throughout) . . . Reports of a family fight and gunshots in the 9900 block of Dandelion Circle in Fountain Valley around 6 p.m. Friday led police to a home on a cul de sac where they found a woman dead in the driveway.BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!Three more gun ... More >>
UPDATED: The murder victim is identified. So is the murder suspect (updates throughout) . . . Santa Ana Police received reports of shots fired in the 500 block of West St. Andrew Place just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers arrived to find a white SUV with the target of that gunfire inside: 19-yea ... More >>
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County, Arizona, deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
What in the devil is going on in Rancho Santa Margarita?Essentially a giant master planned community, the 10-year-old city boasts neighborhoods with rows of million-dollar homes, locations where most of The Real Housewives of Orange County are filmed and, until the past 13 days, no reported homic ... More >>
Harvey Romero Jr., a 20-year-old from Garden Grove, left a graduation and birthday party in a car with four other people inside Friday night. At about 10 p.m., the car stopped on Santa Catalina Avenue in Stanton and the people inside started looking for a friend in the area. They talked to a gro ... More >>
**Update: Julian Alexander's family has released a statement expressing their disappointment over the DA's decision not press charges against Kevin Fagan. "The shooting represents an egregious act of excessive and unnecessary force, and the impact of this tragedy has devastated and irreparably harme ... More >>
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