Missing toddler found
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A missing 2-year-old girl was found today, police said.
Toddler Lashiba Joy Berry disappeared from her family's trailer in South Los Angeles on Tuesday and was brought to the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Station by suspect Tamara Moore at about 11:15 p.m on Thursday, LAPD Sgt. Steve Muirhead said.
Moore was arrested and booked on suspicion of kidnapping, Muirhead said.
According to police, Lashiba Joy Berry's father, Larry Berry, left the girl and her 2-month-old brother with Moore Tuesday night while he ran an errand. When he returned to the trailer near 70th Street and Grand Avenue, the girl and Moore were gone.
The 2-month-old boy was left alone in the trailer.
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 (CNS) - An investigation was under way today into the death of a man who police said was shot by an LAPD officer in South Los Angeles after pointing a weapon at him at the end of a foot chase.
The officer and his partner were in the 1100 block of West 53rd Street in response to an unrelated trespassing complaint when, around 10:45 p.m.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The police officer wounded during a confrontation in a South Los Angeles neighborhood underwent successful hand surgery today, as police continued to search for at least one suspect in the case.
“The officer underwent very successful hand surgery this morning and we expect him to have full recovery with therapy down the line,” Dr. Gudata Hinika, chief of trauma at California Hospital Medical Center said.
Hinika also said the officer was awake and alert and in good spirits.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man suspected in the “Grim Sleeper” serial killings, a deputy district attorney announced today.
A jury will be asked to recommend a death sentence for 58-year-old Lonnie Franklin Jr. if he is convicted, Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman said. Franklin has been indicted on 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
Franklin, a one-time city employee, has been locked up since his July 7, 2010, arrest.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Los Angeles Police Department officers will staff two sobriety/driver’s license checkpoints this weekend, beginning tonight, in an ongoing effort to combat drunken driving.
From 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Saturday, officers will run a checkpoint at La Cienega Boulevard between Rosewood and Oakwood avenues near West Hollywood.
And from 8 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, there will be a checkpoint on Manchester Avenue between Main Street and Broadway in South Los Angeles.