$50,000 reward offered for information on vehicle-to-vehicle shooting
James Ryan Dominguez
WILMINGTON, Calif.—A $50,000 reward was announced today for information leading to a conviction in the vehicle-to-vehicle shooting death of a motorist in Wilmington.
James Ryan Dominguez, 26, was shot about 5:45 p.m. May 18 as he sat in the driver's seat of a black 2000 Ford Explorer at a red light on northbound Wilmington Boulevard at Pacific Coast Highway, said Los Angeles police Officer Fernando Rivas of the Harbor Station.
As Dominguez waited for the light to turn green, a red, newer-model vehicle, possibly a Dodge Challenger, pulled up alongside the driver's door of the Ford, and a passenger opened fire, Rivas said.
Dominguez, mortally wounded, crashed the Ford a short distance away. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Investigators do not know why he was targeted.
The suspects' vehicle made a U-turn and sped off southbound on Wilmington Boulevard.
The reward was offered by the Los Angeles City Council.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call homicide detectives at (310) 726-7882; (877) LAPD-24-7; or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS. Tipsters can also use cell phones to text to the number 274637; or go to the website www.lapdonline.org and click on Web Tips.
Los Angeles police say two suspects have been arrested for the murder of 5-year-old Aaron Shannon, and are being held without bail. Leonard Hall Jr., 21, was taken into custody today (Friday) about at 2:10 a.m. at an apartment in the 200 block of West. 27th Str. Marcus Denson, 18, was arrested Thursday evening by Sheriff’s deputies in the 1100 block of East 83rd Street. Law enforcement officials say both suspects are active gang members.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Los Angeles City Council approved a $75,000 reward today for information leading to the conviction of whoever fired the shot that killed a 22-month-old boy in the arms of his uncle, who was critically wounded.
Joshua Montes and uncle Josefat Canchola were on a porch facing a backyard in the 1200 block of East 55th Street about 8:30 p.m. Monday when they were shot, police Capt. Mark Olvera said. Both suffered head wounds.
The shots were fired from the east side of Hoover Street, about 40 yards away, police said.
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — One minute, a man stands at the outskirts of a packed parade route. The next, he charges toward them.
The scene is part of dramatic surveillance camera images of a shooting that turned a festive New Orleans Mother’s Day parade into chaos and renewed concerns about crime in the city.
The images, released by police Monday, show the panicked crowd scrambling for cover. The man runs the other way, leaving scattered bicycles and bodies on the ground behind him.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A Los Angeles-area wildfire exploded from 10 acres to 10,000 acres in about 25 hours and threatened 4,000 homes Friday afternoon, fire authorities said.
The fire, which began Thursday morning, damaged 15 homes,15 outbuildings and five commercial properties, but none were destroyed and no one had been injured, authorities said.
Authorities ordered a mandatory evacuation Friday afternoon for the affluent Ventura County community of Hidden Valley, northwest of Los Angeles, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Board of Supervisors today offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the hit-and-run motorist whose car fatally struck a 34-year-old mother of four in Lancaster.
At about 7:45 p.m. March 19, Simone Walker was walking across Avenue L near the intersection of 32nd Street East when a car being driven east hit her.
The speed limit in the area is 50 mph and a sheriff’s spokesman told the Daily News that the car was likely driving at least that fast.