Homicide Report: 12 killings last week in L.A. County, including two in Downey

Sarah Ardalani
November 12, 2010

Coroner’s officials reported 12 killings in Los Angeles County between Nov. 1 and Sunday night, bringing the year-to-date total to 536, according to data collected for The Times’ Homicide Report database.

By this time last year, 644 people had been killed in the county, with 762 killed in 2008 and 826 in 2007.

Two homicides took place in Downey, which had not experienced a killing since August.

Franco_family In the early morning of Nov. 3, officers were dispatched to a home in the 9300 block of Gainford Street after getting a report of a possible prowler and “shots heard,” according to a Downey Police Department news release.

When authorities arrived, family members said two intruders were inside. Police entered the house and found Hermilio Franco, 53, dead inside his home. According to coroner’s records, Franco had been shot in his left arm and torso.

A wounded man, believed to be a suspect, was also discovered in the house by police, who took him into custody. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition from a gunshot wound, according to authorities.

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1 Comment for “Homicide Report: 12 killings last week in L.A. County, including two in Downey”

  1. TrueFact_411

    Damn! Mara Salvatrucha must be puttin’ in hella’ work!!

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