Monday, July 27, 2009

"A Violent Weekend in L.A. County"

This story, which appears in today's LA Times, reports briefly on Friday night's shooting on the 500 block of McKinley here in Pomona and provides a little regional context. Looks like Ed's H-map will be a bit crowded for the month of July. For additional information about the homicide (and to view the homicide maps Ed prepares regularly) stop by the M-M-M-My Pomona blog.

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Violent weekend in L.A. County
By Ari B. Bloomekatz
July 27, 2009

A man killed in a frontyard in Maywood. A 16-year-old shot and killed in El Monte by police after a car chase. A man killed during a reported home-invasion robbery.

It was a violent weekend in Los Angeles County, authorities said.

In the first of the string of violent deaths, a 16-year-old youth, described by authorities as a gang member, was shot and killed Friday by a Baldwin Park police officer who believed the young man was reaching for a gun, authorities said.

The shooting followed a police pursuit of a reported stolen vehicle that ended in the 11200 block of Mildred Street in El Monte.

After officers stopped the vehicle, the youth, who was later identified as Jose Ramon Jimenez of La Puente, and another youth got out and ran, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating the shooting.

An officer who was chasing Jimenez fired four shots when he thought the youth was reaching for a gun, authorities said.

A handgun was recovered from the scene where Jimenez was shot.

In Pomona late Friday night, police who responded to a call of shots fired in the 500 block of McKinley Avenue found 34-year-old Emilio Moncayo suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lt. Paul Hitt of the Pomona Police Department.

Moncayo died from his injuries, Hitt said.

A shooting in the 9000 block of Stanford Avenue near 90th Street early Saturday morning left at least one man dead and another wounded during a possible home invasion, authorities said.

Police said two men broke into a single-family home about 2:13 a.m. and shot two men, one of whom later died.

The incident may have been gang-related, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman.

Luis Flores, 66, was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in the 2000 block of El Segundo Boulevard after getting into an argument with another man, authorities said.

Flores was shot and killed outside a residence where cockfights are held, a coroner's official said.

About an hour later, a man was shot and killed in the 2500 block of East 132nd Street.

The man was standing on the sidewalk with two other men about 3:45 p.m. when a car pulled up and someone inside fired an assault weapon, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The two other men standing on the sidewalk were not injured, authorities said.

In Maywood, a man who was standing with his family in the frontyard of a home in the 3700 block of East 55th Street was shot and killed about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said a man was shot and killed early Sunday morning in the 3700 block of Foster Avenue in Baldwin Park.


  1. Another male was shot and killed in Montclair on Friday. Murder/suicide in Chino Hills on Saturday(father and 7 year old daughter). A 47 year old male shot and killed on Friday in San Bernardino. Woman fatally stabbed in Pomona on Thursday at a mental health facility.

    But for some perspective, a 17 month old from Fontana, a 5 year old from Barstow, and a 1 year old from Corona have all died this month in backyard pools.

    Let's not forget the number of vehicle-related deaths including the motorcyclist in Pomona.

    And how many kids and adults do you see riding bicycles without helmets....and going in the wrong direction of traffic?

    It's all very frustrating!

  2. Wow, that's sad. It's truly sad when innocents & children get caught in the crossfire and violence.

    If there was only a way to weed out the thugs and criminals off to an island with no escape...