PICO RIVERA >> Bullets ripped through a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant after an argument escalated into gunfire in front of the children’s pizza parlor late Sunday, officials said.
Though there were “quite a few” people at the restaurant, 6005 Rosemead Boulevard, when the 8 p.m. shooting occurred, no one inside was struck, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Meyer said.
“At least 13 rounds were fired,” the lieutenant said. Front windows of the restaurant were shattered by the gunfire.
Initial investigation indicated two men got into an argument in front of the restaurant just before the shots rang out, Meyer said. “Gunfire erupted between the two parties involved.”
It was unclear if either of the two was struck, he said. No shooting victims were found in the area, or at local emergency rooms.
A detailed description of the two men seen arguing prior to the shooting was not available.
Anyone with information can contact the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station at 562-949-2421. Tips may also be submitted anonymously via L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
POMONA >> A man was critically wounded in a shooting at his Pomona home Friday afternoon, officials said.
The shooting took place about 4:45 p.m. in the 200 block of West Willow Street, just east of Garey Avenue, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Art Marrujo said.
Paramedics rushed the wounded man to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for treatment, Marrujo said
The victim, who had been shot several times, immediately underwent surgery, Pomona police officials said. The man, who was described as being in his 30s, remained hospitalized in critical condition Saturday.
“The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time, but it appears that the victim was possibly specifically targeted and at this point detectives do not believe that it was a random act,” Pomona police Sgt. Lena Becker said in a written statement.
No suspect description was available.
The shooting was not believed to be gang-related, Lt. Chuck Becker said. It was unclear if anything had been stolen from the victim or his home.
Police released no further details.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Pomona Police Department Detective Bureau at 909-620-2085. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by contact L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
ALTADENA >> A man suffered serious stab wounds Thursday while breaking up a fight between two women believed to have started over cookies, authorities said.
The unusual alleged crime took place about 8:15 p.m. at Raymond Avenue and Woodbury Road, Los Angeles County sheriff’s and fire officials said.
A 22-year-old Altadena man suffered a serious stab wound to his abdomen when he tried to break up a fight between two women that started over cookies, sheriff’s Sgt. Wayne Waterman said. The man was in stable condition at a hospital Friday.
A 19-year-old woman suffered moderate injuries including slashes to her face during the incident, and was also taken to a hospital for treatment.
Shandra Easterling, 43, of Pasadena, was also treated for injuries suffered in the scuffle prior to being booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Waterman said.
Easterling and the younger woman became involved in an argument after one of them asked for cookies that the other had, but was refused. It was unclear Friday which woman had the desserts.
The argument escalated into a fight, officials said.
“The females were fighting,” Waterman said. “The male tried to intervene and stop the fight. He broke the two apart.”
Easterling pulled, “some type of edged weapon,” and stabbed the man in the abdomen, Waterman said. The 19-year-old woman also suffered injuries including cuts to her face.
The weapon had not been recovered Friday.
Deputies responding to reports of a stabbing detained Easterling at the scene and arrested her once she was identified as the alleged attacker, officials said. She was initially medically examined booked at the sheriff’s Crescenta Valley Station, but later taken to a hospital for further treatment of injuries possibly suffered during the fight.
The suspect and two witnesses were believed to be acquaintances, Waterman said.
According to county booking records, Easterling was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail pending her initial court appearance.
SAN DIMAS >> A San Dimas man is accused of stabbing his house guest and lifelong friend in the face when the two men got into an argument Saturday, authorities said.
Deputies arrested Matthew David Anderson, 26, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following the 11:20 a.m. stabbing at a house in the 400 block of Conestoga Road, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials and booking records.
The victim, a 28-year-old man, was hospitalized in stable condition with stab wounds through both of his cheeks, sheriff’s Lt. David Vega said. The victim and his wife live out of state and had been staying with Anderson as house guests.
It was not clear exactly what the two men argued about before Anderson attacked the victim with a what investigators described as a “large kitchen knife,” Vega said.
The wounded man’s wife called 9-1-1 to report the stabbing, and deputies encountered the victim in front of the home. The injured man and his wife told deputies the name of the suspect, and that they believed he was still inside the house, the lieutenant said.
Deputies surrounded the home as a sergeant made “intermittent” contact with Anderson via telephone, sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
Three children exited the home unharmed, Vega said. They were believed to be family members of Anderson.
“(Anderson) initially said he was inside the location, but later said he fled on foot,” according to the statement.
After about two hours, the sergeant persuaded Anderson to surrender at Fifth Street and Eucla Avenue, in the presence of his mother, officials said.
“Investigators learned the victim and suspect have known each other since childhood,” according to the sheriff’s department statement.
In addition to being arrested in connection with the stabbing, Anderson was also being held on outstanding warrants, officials said. He was being held in lieu of $115,000 bail pending his initial court appearance, scheduled Tuesday in Pomona Superior Court.
BALDWIN PARK >> Police are seeking whoever shot and wounded a man late Sunday in Baldwin Park, officials said.
Few details were available regarding the shooting, which took place about 11:15 p.m. in the 13700 block of Ramona Parkway, near Merced Avenue, Baldwin Park police Sgt. Josh Hendricks said.
The victim, a local man, was shot in the torso and both thighs, the sergeant said. He was taken to a trauma center where he was listed in stable condition.
The wounded man, a Baldwin Park residents, told police he did not know his attacker and could not provide a description, Hendricks said.
NORWALK >> A man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand late Friday, officials said.
The gunshot victim, a 20-year-old Norwalk man, arrived at a hospital about 7:30 p.m. for treatment, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Arias said.
He told investigators he had been shot at Rosecrans and Shoemaker avenues by a passenger in a passing white pickup truck, Arias said. But deputies found no witnesses who reported hearing or seeing a shooting near the busy intersection, nor did they find any bullet holes or other physical evidence of the shooting.
The investigation was ongoing.
EAST LOS ANGELES >> A Los Angeles woman was hospitalized with serious injuries, but expected to survive, after she was thrown, or jumped, out of vehicle with a large slash wound on her face, authorities said.
The incident was first reported about 1:50 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Avenue and Indiana Street, along the border between East Los Angeles and Los Angeles, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said.
Initial reports indicated the woman’s throat had been slashed, but it was determined her wound was actually on her face, Lt. Gulley of the Los Angeles County sheriff’s East Los Angeles Station said. He declined to give his first name.
The injured woman was hospitalized with serious injuries, Scott said.
But the wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, Gulley said.
Investigators determined the woman had been tossed out of a car, or had jumped from the vehicle, however it was unclear where the actual stabbing took place, the lieutenant said.
No description of a suspect or the vehicle that left the woman at the intersection was released, and no further details were immediately available.
PASADENA >> A disgruntled ex-pizzeria employee is accused of returning to his former workplace in Pasadena Sunday and pulling a gun on his former boss, police said.
Sheldon Brooks, 25, of Pasadena was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following the 4:20 p.m. incident at the restaurant in the 2400 block of East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson said.
Brooks arrived at the business and threatened employees, the Clawson said. The manager ordered him to leave, and he complied.
The manager followed Brooks outside as he left,” the lieutenant said.
“The suspect produced a loaded handgun and pointed it at the manager,” he said. Brooks then drove away.
Police officers headed to Brooks home in the area of Lake Avenue and Belvidere Street and spotted his car, Clawson said.
As officers approached Brooks’ home, he tossed a bag containing the handgun out a window, police said. He then surrendered without a struggle.
According to Los Angeles County booking records, Brooks was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.
PASADENA >> A Pasadena man is accused of attacking a parking lot monitor and a woman with a can and a large rock Friday afternoon, police said.
Shawn Jess Adelman, 43, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following the incident, which took place about 1:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena police Lt. John Luna said.
He was loitering in a parking lot when the monitor, a 47-year-old Altadena man, asked him to move to a safer spot, Luna said.
Adelman struck the attendant with a cane, and threw a large rock at both him and a 61-year-old Pasadena woman who was standing nearby, the lieutenant said.
Police responded and arrested Adelman, Luna said. The parking lot monitor was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries to his elbow and hand. The woman was not hurt.
According to county booking records, Adelman was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.
ALHAMBRA — Two people were hospitalized following a stabbing during a house party in Alhambra late Friday, authorities said.
Police first learned of the stabbing just before midnight when the two victims sought help by driving to a police checkpoint at Fremont Avenue and Orange Street, Alhambra police Sgt. Esther Rodriguez said.
Officers determined the stabbing had taken place at or near a house party in the 3200 block of West Montezuma Avenue, she said.
The victims were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Rodriguez said.
The ages and genders of the stabbing victims were not available, nor was any suspect description.