Man clings to life after being shot
Investigation under way
COMPTON, Calif.—A man was fighting for his life today following a shooting in Compton, authorities said.
The shooting in the 1700 block of North Largo Avenue was reported at 10:55 p.m. Monday, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Irys Alvarez.
The victim, whose age was not released, was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in extremely critical condition, she said. An investigation was under way.
COMPTON, Calif. — Former Compton Fire Department Deputy Chief Marcel Melanson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on grand theft and arson charges related to a fire at the department’s headquarters.
Melanson is suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of Motorola radios, selling them online and intentionally setting the Dec. 11, 2011 fire to destroy evidence of the thefts, Steve Whitmore of the sheriff’s department said.
COMPTON, Calif. — A man was ordered today to stand trial on a murder charge stemming from the death of a 17-year-old girl whose burning body was found last September on a South Los Angeles street.
Damond Williams, 36, is charged in the Sept. 17, 2012, slaying of Terrey Wright, whose body was discovered on Grand Avenue just north of 94th Street.
The girl died of multiple traumatic injuries, according to testimony presented at Williams’ preliminary hearing in Compton Superior Court.
COMPTON, Calif. — Authorities arrested a man who allegedly tried today to kidnap a woman in Carson and then led deputies on a chase to the Athens Village area, where his car crashed into an SUV at an intersection and burst into flames.
Lawrence Dickerson, 36, was arrested following the crash, which occurred near Avalon Boulevard and 135th Street about 6:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s department.
A bid by Compton Mayor Eric Perrodin to earn a fourth consecutive term in office was rejected by city residents, and now voters will return to the polls on June 4 to choose between former mayor Omar Bradley and city redevelopment specialist Aja Brown.
According to unofficial results, Brown squeaked by the former Bradley with 27.8 percent of votes cast compared to 26.2 percent.
Perrodin trailed with 25 percent of ballots in a crowded field of 12 candidates that also included former city clerk Charles Davis and child actor Rodney Allen Rippy.
COMPTON, Calif. — Despite facing criminal charges, it appears that former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley will get a chance to reclaim his old job during a June 4 runoff election.
According to an unofficial tally from Tuesday’s election, urban planner and political newcomer Aja Brown topped the field of 12 candidates seeking the mayor’s office, collecting 1,601 votes, or 27.8 percent. Bradley was second with 1,509 votes, or 26.2 percent.
Incumbent Eric Perrodin had 1,443 votes, or 25 percent.