Manchester and Western shooting leaves teen dead
Police looking for second suspect
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in southwest Los Angeles today, and police arrested one of two suspects believed involved in the crime.
Paramedics sent to Manchester and Western avenues shortly before 8 a.m. picked up the wounded teen but could not save him, authorities said. He was declared dead a hospital, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Tim O'Gorman of the 77th Street Station.
Police arrested one young man and sought another, O'Gorman said. A gun believed to have been used in the crime was recovered, O'Gorman said.
Anyone with more information about the killing was asked to call the police tip line at (877) LAPD-24-7.
A man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman at a bus stop at Manchester and Normandie avenues was charged Wednesday with attempted murder and other charges, the District Attorney’s Office announced.
Allen Phillip Crews, 22, was arraigned at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Department 30. Prosecutors asked that bail be set at $1.56 million.
Crews is charged with one felony count each of attempted murder, assault with intent to commit a felony, sexual penetration by a foreign object and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Police shot and killed a suspect who was firing at vehicles in Hollywood, and at least one other person was wounded.
Officers were sent to the area of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street about 10:20 a.m., said Los Angeles Police Officer Cleon Joseph of the Media Relations office. The suspect, who was not immediately identified, died at the scene.
A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday on the issue of whether a sheriff’s deputy acted with malice when he shot a 15-year-old boy who was holding what turned out to be a toy cap gun when he was wounded in Palmdale nearly four years ago.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ernest Hiroshige said he saw no point in requiring jurors to ponder the case further because they sent a note stating that they unanimously agreed further deliberations would be fruitless.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A 15-year-old boy was shot and wounded today in a drive-by shooting in the Harbor-Gateway area of Los Angeles near Gardena, authorities said.
Paramedics were sent to Gardena Boulevard and Hoover Street at 7:35 a.m., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The teen was hospitalized with lower body wounds described as not life-threatening, said Sgt. Gary Cantu of the Los Angeles Police Department's Southeast Station.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The victim of a fatal shooting in South Los Angeles was a 15-year-old boy whose killer remains at large today, police reported.
Eddie Mitchell was shot about 2 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of West Manchester Avenue and died about an hour later at a hospital, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
The teen was gunned down about 15 minutes after a man was shot and wounded at Manchester and Halldale avenues, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.