Friday, January 4, 2008

Homicide Report

The following article, below, first appeared on It has been partially copied here It lists all homicides in LA County alone since January 2.

Downtown LA: Joseph Cosina,19, was shot multiple times at 1024 South Grand Ave at about 1:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, and was taken to California Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Two other men where also shot and a woman was stabbed. All three victims were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover from their injuries. Police officials said the shooting was related to an argument that started inside a nightclub, the Crash Mansion, and escalated outside the club's parking lot. More to come.

Compton: A man was shot in the 15700 block of South Tarrant Ave. at about 6:04 p.m., Thursday Jan. 3. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounched dead.

West LA: A man was shot by an LAPD officer in the 1800 block N. Sawtelle Blvd at about 2:12 a.m., Friday Jan. 4. The man was about to be pulled over for running a red light when he suddenly stopped his vehicle, stepped out and pointed a gun at the officer. The man was also a suspected serial robber. More to come

Highland Park: A latino man was shot multiple times in the 900 block of Milwaukee Ave. at about 8:10 p.m, Thursday Jan.3.

Long Beach: John Fernandez,25, was shot in the 1900 block of Pine Avenue at about 12:05 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he died at 11:15 a.m. Three other people were also shot and taken to the hospital; one is in critical condition. According to Long Beach police officials, Fernandez was among a group of people celebrating the new year in the backyard of a house. The suspect shot Fernandez and the crowd, then fled.

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