Man, 23, found fatally shot, identified
Body found in alley
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Authorities have identified a man who was found fatally shot in an alley in an unincorporated area abutting South Los Angeles.
The man identified by the coroner’s office as Richard Backner, 23, of Los Angeles, was discovered in the 9400 block of Normandie Avenue in Westmont at 7:36 p.m. Sunday, and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Deputy Mark Pope of the sheriff’s headquarters bureau.
Anyone with more information about the shooting was asked to contact the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters also can make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS, or use the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
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.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Los Angeles County probation officers asked for help today in finding a parolee who threatened to kill school children.
Frank Edward Edmonds, 40, who authorities consider “extremely violent and an imminent public threat,” may be in Compton, South Los Angeles or Inglewood, his last known address.
The Crenshaw Subway Coalition is gearing up for a possible showdown over additional funding for the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line, including a Leimert Park Village Station, but may have to await a May 23 decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board on just how bruising—or necessary—a showdown will be.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Police investigated a hit-and-run crash that slightly injured a 4-year-old child in South Los Angeles.
The crash at 711 W. 82nd Street was reported at 4:12 p.m. Thursday, according to Detective Gus Villanueva of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section.
The child suffered elbow abrasions, said a lieutenant at the LAPD's South Traffic Division. Police were looking for a dark Lincoln.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Police sought the public's help today in locating a 24-year-old Las Vegas woman who hasn't been seen since she visited her young son in South Los Angeles more than two weeks ago.
Shirley Elaine Carter was last seen around 10 a.m. on Nov. 13 at a friend's home in the 400 block of West 75th Street, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. She was visiting her 4-year-old son, who lives with a man named Vincent Stevenson, according to police.