Drive-by-shooting wounds man in both arms
Victim not a gang member
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A 50-year-old man was wounded in both arms today in a gang-related drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles, police said.
The victim was standing near the corner of Cimarron Street and Manchester Avenue around 2:10 a.m. when three females in a passing black Chevrolet Equinox yelled an expletive denigrating an area Crips gang clique before someone inside the SUV opened fire, said Lt. Manny Santoyo of the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Station.
The man, who is not a suspected gang member, was taken to California Hospital Medical Center in stable condition, he said, adding that the Equinox was last seen headed north on Cimarron Street.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A man who was fatally shot in a gang-related attack in a South Los Angeles pizzeria was identified today.
The shooting happened around 10:10 p.m. Thursday at Tumby’s Pizza at 8326 S. Western Ave., according to Sgt. S. Lizarraga of the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Station.
Farrell Smith, 46, died at a hospital, coroner’s Chief Craig Harvey said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Two reputed gang members pleaded not guilty today to a murder charge stemming from the Christmas Day shooting death of a civilian sheriff’s employee in Pasadena.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Shelly Torrealba denied bail for Larry Darnell Bishop Jr., 20, and Jerron Donald Harris, 25, both of whom are jailed in Victor McClinton’s slaying.
PASADENA, Calif.—Two reputed gang members pleaded not guilty today to murder charges stemming from a crash that occurred at the end of a Christmas day police chase in Pasadena, killing a Glendale woman and her 11-year-old cousin.
Darrell Lee Williams, 22, of Pasadena, and Brittany Michelle Washington, 21, of Los Angeles, are each charged with two counts of murder stemming from the deaths of Tracey Ong Tan, 25, and Kendrick Ng of Daly City.
TORRANCE, Calif.—The getaway driver in a deadly 2009 shooting in unincorporated Lennox was sentenced today to 50 years to life in state prison.
Helen Spry, 25—along with her co-defendants, gang members DeAndre Riser and Olton Drake—were convicted of one count of first-degree murder and eight counts of attempted murder for the April 29, 2009, shooting in the 10800 block of Inglewood Avenue that killed Amador Cendejas-Cortes, 59, and wounded five other people.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A parolee was in fair condition today with a head wound he suffered when he was shot in the head on the Harbor (110) Freeway in South Los Angeles while being pursued by gang rivals, police said.
The incident began around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, when a gang member recently paroled to a rival gang’s area set out to see his girlfriend, said Sgt. James Winter of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southeast Station.
“It started on surface streets,” Winter said.