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January 16, 2018

Law Enforcement News

North Carolina Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Domestic Shooting
Two Mecklenburg County Sheriff's deputies were involved in a fatal domestic shooting Monday, according to the sheriff's office. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating the death as a homicide. CMPD officers responded to a 4:09 p.m. call about a domestic violence assault with a deadly weapon in the 13300 block of Ashley Meadow Drive in the University City area, police said.
The Charlotte Observer

4 South Carolina Officers Shot In Domestic Violence Call, Helicopter Hit
Four York County law enforcement officers were shot and injured in an overnight domestic violence call and manhunt outside York, S.C., and the suspect also fired on and hit a helicopter, police said. The helicopter, from the State Law Enforcement Division, took gunfire while in the air, searching for the suspect who attacked officers, a SLED spokesman said.
The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.)

LAPD Officer, Driver Injured In Koreatown Crash
A Los Angeles Police Department officer and another driver were in the hospital following a crash near Koreatown Friday night. The crash occurred around midnight near Western Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, according to LAPD Olympic Division officials. Police said an officer was responding to a domestic violence call when it went through the intersection with lights and sirens blaring, but a person in a car failed to see the officer and crashed into his vehicle.

15-Year-Old Identified As Girl Killed In South LA Shooting Near Watts
A 15-year-old girl has been identified as the teenager killed in a car shooting outside her South L.A. home near Watts Thursday night . Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner officials confirmed the victim's name as Miracle McGowen. Miracle was in the passenger seat of a Mercedes-Benz SUV with her biological mother and another family member when someone opened fire.

Woman Abandons Van After Hitting, Killing Bicyclist In South LA
Police are searching for the driver of a van which struck and killed a 58-year-old bicyclist in South Los Angeles Friday evening. According to Los Angeles police, the victim, identified as Thomas Demetrius Adams, was biking at East 49th and Compton streets in the Central Alameda neighborhood at around 5 p.m. when he somehow fell off his bike.

Gunman Opens Fire On SUV In Hollywood Leaving 1 Man Hospitalized
Police are investigating a shooting that left one man hospitalized in Hollywood Tuesday morning. Video showed a bullet riddled SUV parked at the Shell gas station at the intersection of North La Brea Avenue and Fountain Avenue. Police were called to the scene after gunshots were reported nearby and the SUV apparently drove to the gas station.

One Suspect Shot Dead, Police Searching For Another Suspect In Montecito Heights
One suspect was shot dead and police were looked for another suspect, in connection with an officer-involved shooting Sunday in Montecito Heights. A handgun was recovered at the location, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the LAPD's Media Relations Division. Officers were dispatched about 6:30 a.m. to the 3400 block of North Amethyst Street in response to a report of a man possibly armed with a gun.

LAPD Seeks Public's Help In Slaying Of Sylmar Man Gunned Down While Answering Knock On Door
Authorities sought public help Monday to find two men wanted in the killing of a Sylmar man who was gunned down when he answered a knock at his door. Gregory Baltazar, 31, died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred about 9 p.m. Thursday in the 13600 block of Simshaw Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Los Angeles Daily News

Escaped Prison Inmate Is Captured In North Hollywood
A prison inmate serving the last year of his sentence in a community program in Los Angeles has been captured after tampering with his GPS monitor and walking off, state corrections officials said. Joshua Cortez, 30, who was serving time for possessing or receiving forged papers, was found Sunday morning in North Hollywood after going missing two days earlier.
Los Angeles Times

Transgender Woman's House Fire Death In Pico-Union Under Investigation
A transgender woman was killed in what authorities are calling a suspicious Pico-Union area house explosion. ABC7 was led up the stairs to the apartment where flames broke out early Wednesday morning. The back door is boarded up, but Oscar Manzano said the door was open when he tried waking everyone up to get them outside.

DNA Helps Convict Man In 2001 Northridge Kidnapping And Sexual Assault Of Teen
A Hollywood man convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy in Northridge more than 16 years ago is facing a potential 35-year-to-life prison term, a prosecutor said today. Mirek Paul Voyt, who was arrested at his home last year, remains behind bars while awaiting a Feb. 14 sentencing hearing at the San Fernando courthouse.
Los Angeles Daily News

Public Safety News

California Hospitals Face A ‘War Zone' Of Flu Patients — And Are Setting Up Tents To Treat Them
Ana Oktay rushed to the hospital in late December struggling to breathe, with a 102-degree fever and a cough that wouldn't let up. She expected doctors to tell her she had pneumonia or bronchitis. “They were just like: ‘It's just influenza A. It's just what's going around,' ” said Oktay, 49.
Los Angeles Times

Local Government News

Temporary Trailers For Homeless People Planned On Downtown City Lot
Los Angeles city leaders are planning to house dozens of homeless people in trailers on a city-owned downtown lot as a possible model for citywide temporary shelters. A proposal that will be submitted to the City Council on Tuesday calls for installing five trailers on a parking lot at Arcadia and Alameda streets by the beginning of summer.
Los Angeles Times

Two L.A. City Council Members Plan To Sue Big Oil Companies Over Climate Change
Two members of the Los Angeles City Council called Friday for legal action against an array of petroleum companies, saying fossil fuel emissions have contributed to natural disasters and “abnormally intense weather patterns” that are proving costly for taxpayers. The push for financial reimbursement comes as Southern California communities continue to deal with the aftermath of an especially intense wildfire season and, in recent days, devastating mudslides caused by a recent storm.

LA Pot Shops Eye Recreational Marijuana Sales As City Begins Issuing Approvals
It may not be long now before the first legal recreational pot shops begin operating in Los Angeles. City officials last Friday started issuing temporary approvals to marijuana businesses, which allows those businesses to apply for state licenses.
Los Angeles Daily News


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