Wheelchair-bound man shot to death near his Inglewood home
Out looking for vandals
INGLEWOOD, Calif.—A man who was out looking for the people who had vandalized his Inglewood home was shot to death in a nearby driveway, police said today.
Sergio Velez, 48, who was wheelchair-bound, was looking for whoever had thrown flower pots through the windows of the home he shared with his wife, sons and grandchildren, his widow told KCAL9. The vandals had also slashed their car tires and left graffiti on the walls.
Velez was found three blocks from his home around 2:20 a.m. Sunday, having been shot in the head and the chest, police said.
Anyone with information on the slaying is urged to call Inglewood Police at (310) 412-5240 or the 24-hour anonymous hotline, at 888-41-CRIME (888-412- 7463.)
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Authorities today identified a man who was fatally shot by Inglewood police after he allegedly smashed the windows of eight squad cars with a sword in a police station parking lot.
The shooting occurred Saturday night, after the man damaged the vehicles using a sword that was thicker and heavier than a machete, police said. The dead man was identified as Charles Curl, 46, of Los Angeles, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.
In one of two high-profile local crimes, a 30-year-old man suspected of killing three people and injuring two others during a shooting spree at a business and home in Downey was charged Monday with three counts of murder and other felonies.
The charges against Jade Douglas Harris include special-circumstance allegations that make him eligible for the death penalty, although prosecutors have not yet decided whether to seek his execution.
INGLEWOOD, Calif.—A 37-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting death of his wife in Inglewood.
Lynnette Ammons was found shot dead around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of North La Brea Avenue, between Centinela Avenue and Fairview Boulevard, said Lt. David Salcedo of the Inglewood Police Department.
"Based on the investigation it was determined Mrs. Ammons' husband, Billie Shell, was a person of interest in her murder,'' Salcedo said.
In an effort to reduce the rate of crime among adolescents and prevent young offenders from becoming habitual lawbreakers, the City of Lancaster has operated Teen Court in the Antelope Valley for the past 15 years.
The award-winning program is an alternative diversion activity where minors are able to act as jurors in teen trials that are usually cases which the investigating detective and the supervising probation officer have deemed as qualified for “Teen Court.”
Los Angeles, CA -- Two South Los Angeles churches were vandalized in a weekend crime spree.
The Church of Scientology Community Center located at 8039 S. Vermont Ave. was the recipient of hate messages and graffiti on Saturday.
Saint Mark United Methodist Church located at 8305 S. Gramercy Pl. suffered a shattered stained glass window, spent fire extinguishers and burglary.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the vandals.