Toddler killed in drive-by shooting on Chicago’s West Side


Posted By JULIA JACOBO | ABC News | February 14, 2017 A toddler was killed on Chicago’s gang-plagued West Side Tuesday after he was shot in the head, police said. The 2-year-old boy was killed along with a 26-year-old man, who was the target of the shooting, a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department told […]

Suspect accused of pulling gun on deputy hospitalized after shooting in Van Nuys


Posted by Debbie L. Sklar on February 14, 2017 A man was hospitalized Tuesday after allegedly pulling a gun on a sheriff’s deputy, who then shot him at a restaurant in Van Nuys. The shooting, which took place about 2:45 p.m. Monday in the 7300 block of Van Nuys Boulevard, occurred during an investigation of […]

LAPD officers shot Ezell Ford in self-defense and won’t be charged, says DA’s office


By Elizabeth Chou, Los Angeles Daily News January 24, 2017   Criminal charges will not be filed against the Los Angeles Police Department officers who killed 25-year-old Ezell Ford, whose 2014 shooting served as a lightning rod for activists protesting law enforcement shootings of black and Latino suspects.District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Tuesday she would […]

Ex-deputy sentenced to 3 years for molesting girl in Costa Mesa


By Ruby Gonzales, Los Angeles Daily News January 23,2017 A judge recently sentenced a former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy to three years in prison, 180 days in jail and five years probation for molesting a 12-year-old girl in Costa Mesa in 2015, officials confirmed Monday. The three-year prison sentence was suspended, according to Bobby […]

Coroner identifies San Fernando woman stabbed to death, ex-deputy husband is under arrest

Crime scene

By City News Service January 17, 2017 Los Angeles Daily News SAN FERNANDO — Authorities today identified the woman who was stabbed to death in San Fernando and whose husband — a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy — was arrested in her killing. San Fernando police officers were sent to the 1000 block of […]

Leader of Crips street gang going to prison for 3 life sentences


By Robert E. Kesseler, Newsday January 13, 2017 The longtime leader of the Crips street gang’s Roosevelt chapter got three life sentences plus 145 years in prison Friday for “a crime wave that wreaked havoc” on the community for 10 years. Raphael Osborne, 30, known as the “Big Whale” of the Crips, was convicted on […]

Hip-hop personality Taxstone charged in deadly shooting before T.I. concert in Irving Plaza


By Victoria Bekiempis, John Annese ,New York Daily News January 17, 2017   Hip-hop personality Taxstone was arrested Monday in connection with last May’s fatal shooting at a T.I. concert in Irving Plaza — after cops say they found his DNA on the murder weapon. The shooting in the third-floor green room at the East […]

SWAT situation in Lake Elsinore began when suspect fired at CHP officers, southbound 15 now open


By Anne Millerbern, Los Angeles Daily News January 12, 2017 An incident in a Lake Elsinore neighborhood that ended with an officer-involved shooting began when the suspect shot at California Highway Patrol officers during a pursuit on Interstate 15, officials say. A CHP officer pulled over a man the officer believed to have been under […]

Cobb meth, heroin bust lands 12 in prison on gang and drug charges

Cobb Meth

By Ben Brasch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution January 11, 2017 A major drug bust involving a local gang ended with a dozen people in prison, Cobb County officials announced Tuesday. They all pleaded guilty to gang and racketeering charges, said Cobb’s district attorney Vic Reynolds, but a 13th defendant has yet to be sentenced. The gang involved […]

Man indicted after heroin wrapped in Christmas-themed paper is found in luggage at LAX

Heroin presents

By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Time January 11, 2017 A Los Angeles man was indicted on suspicion of trying to smuggle heroin wrapped in Christmas-themed paper onto a flight departing Los Angeles International Airport, federal authorities said. A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted James Mitchell, 25, on one count of possession with intent to distribute […]

Beating on video began after friendly encounter, say Chicago police

hate crime

By Carla K. Johnson and Don Babwin, Los Angeles Daily News January 6,2017 CHICAGO — The two 18-year-old men had been schoolmates, police say. After meeting at McDonald’s, they spent two days together, driving around visiting friends. Then a pretend fight escalated into a brutal beating of one of the men, a mentally disabled teenager, […]

Dylann Roof to jurors: ‘Nothing wrong with me psychologically’

Dylann NC Shooter

By Meg kinnard, Los Angeles Daily News January 4, 2017 CHARLESTON, S.C. — Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof spoke to the jury for the first time at his death penalty trial Wednesday, telling them that there’s nothing wrong with him psychologically and that he is not trying to keep any secrets from them. But […]