Deputy struck by car, suspect shot by deputies in Paramount


PARAMOUNT >> Sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a driver in Paramount as he struck a deputy with a car while a passenger brandished a handgun Saturday night, authorities said.
The deputy-involved shooting took place about 9:25 p.m. Saturday in a residential neighborhood along Somerset Boulevard, just north of Myrrh Street, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.
Deputies assigned to the sheriff’s Lakewood Station spotted a speeding car and began following it, Deputy Lisa Jansen of the sheriff’s Information Bureau said in a written statement. The car, which contained three men, pulled halfway into driveway and came to a stop.
Deputies approached the car and saw the front passenger, a 34-year-old man, pointing a handgun at them, Jansen said.
“At the same time, the driver of the car started to back up, striking one of the deputies with the passenger’s side of the car. At that point, a deputy-involved shooting occurred.”
The car sped off but quickly crashed into another vehicle, officials said. The driver, a 32-year-old man, and a rear passenger, a 24-year-old man, surrendered following the crash, Jansen said. The driver had been shot in the leg.
The front passenger who brandished the gun ran from the car, but ultimately surrendered to deputies as well. His gun was not recovered, Jansen said.
The wounded suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment. The deputy struck by the suspect’s car was treated at a hospital and had been released Sunday.
All three suspects were booked on suspicion of assault on a peace officer, Jansen said.
No further details were available.

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Man and woman accused of beating niece with glass bottles in Azusa


AZUSA >> An Azusa man and woman are accused of beating their adult niece in the head with a glass bottle during an argument early Sunday, officials said.
Bertha Herrera, 36, and Francisco Carrera, 27, were both arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following the incident, which unfolded place about 4:45 a.m. in the 500 block of East Hollyvale Street, Azusa police John Madaloni said. Herrera is also accused of inflicting unlawful corporal injury to a child.
The alleged attack took place after the victim, a woman in her 20s, argued with Herrera, accusing Herrera of assaulting her own 11-year-old daughter, Madaloni said. Herrera’s husband also became involved in the dispute.
Officers first responded to the neighborhood after receiving an “incomplete” 911 call, “with sounds of a disturbance and/or struggle on the line,” according to the sergeant.
“On arrival, officers located a female adult laying in the street suffering from head wounds,” Madaloni said. The woman told police her aunt and uncle had attacked her with “multiple glass bottles and sharp pieces of broken glass.”
The injured woman was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
“The initial investigation revealed that the assault stemmed from a family disturbance where Herrera had allegedly assaulted her own 11-year-old daughter moments earlier,’ Madaloni said. “Alcohol consumption appears to be a factor in the incident.”
The girl was treated for minor injuries, he added.
Herrera was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, while Carrera was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail, according to police and county booking records. Both were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in West Covina Superior Court.

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Man wounded in Azusa shooting


AZUSA >> A man arrived at an emergency room with a gunshot wound following a shooting in Azusa early Sunday, police said.
Officers first responded about 2:25 a.m. to reports of “shots fired” in the area of 6th Street and Dalton Avenue, according to Azusa police Sgt. John Madaloni.
Police found no victims or evidence of a shooting, he said.
But about 20 minutes later, a local hospital notified police that a man in his 20s had arrived with a gunshot wound to his arm, Madaloni said.
The man, who was brought to the hospital in a private car, told officials he had been shot in the 600 block of N. Alameda Avenue, police said. The wound was not considered to be life-threatening.
“With the new information, officers were able to locate a crime scene, including expended shell casings,” Madaloni said in a written statement.
Further details of the shooting were not available, and the motive remained under investigation, the sergeant said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Azusa police at 626-812-3200. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Man arrested following seemingly random attack on Glendora police officer


GLENDORA >> Police subdued a man with a Taser and arrested him after an unprovoked attack on a Glendora police officer Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Miguel Arredondo, 30, tried to ram the officer with his car before attacking the officer and trying to grab his gun, Glendora police Lt. Scott Strong said. The officer suffered no significant injuries.
The officer first encountered Arredondo about 1:20 p.m. he was on patrol in the area of Gladstone Street and Burnaby Drive, the lieutenant said.
The suspect, driving a van, “made a sharp sudden turn in the path of the officer,” he said. “The officer had to make an evasive turn to avoid a collision.”
Arredondo then got out of the van and tried to open the passenger-side door of the police car before running around to the driver side, police said.
The officer exited his patrol car, Strong said. “A violent fight ensued.”
Officers ultimately subdued Arredondo and took him into custody with the use of a Taser, Strong said.
Arredondo’s city of residence was not unclear, nor was any motive for his alleged bizarre attack.
Police planned to seek charges including attempted murder of a police officer and assault with a deadly weapon, Strong said.
According to county booking records, he was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail at the Glendora Police Department’s jail pending a scheduled arraignment Friday in West Covina Superior Court.

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Three arrested after West Covina police chase, officer-involved shooting


WEST COVINA >> West Covina police arrested two men and a teenage girl early Saturday following chase in a stolen car and an officer-involved shooting in the unincorporated county area of South San Jose Hills in which no one was injured, officials said.
The series of events began at 3:12 a.m. when police tried to stop a 1994 Toyota Camry for a traffic violation in the area of Azusa Avenue and Amar Road, West Covina police Lt. Dennis Patton said.
“Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a motorist, who led them on a high-speed pursuit,” Patton said. In addition the driver, which was later determined to be stolen, a second man and a teenage girl also rode in the car as passengers.
The pursuit came to an end when the car pulled into a cul-de-sac near Gemini Street and Hambledon Avenue and stopped, the lieutenant said.
“The driver abruptly put the vehicle in reverse and used the vehicle in a ramming motion in an effort to pin our lead officer between his vehicle and the door of vehicle, Patton said.
The officer fired several rounds at the approaching car, which came to a halt. No one was struck by the gunfire.
But the driver still refused orders to surrender, Patton said. Officers ultimately took him into custody with the help of a police dog.
The other two suspects were arrested without a struggle, Patton said.
All three were accused of auto theft and resisting arrest, he said.
The driver, 18-year-old Raymond Elias of El Monte, was taken to a hospital for treatment before being booked into jail, is also accused of attempted murder of a police officer and evading police.

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UPDATED: Shots fired in West Covina


WEST COVINA >> Police are seeking two attackers who shot at, but missed, another man in front of a West Covina home late Friday, officials said.
The gunfire rang out just after 8 p.m. in a residential neighborhood in the 300 block of North Vincent Avenue, West Covina police Lt. Travis Tibbetts said.
A man pulled up to a home and exited his car as two other man were passing by on foot, Lt. Dennis Patton said. One of them men pulled a gun and fired several shots, but did not strike the intended victim.
The attackers, described as two heavy-set Latino men between 25 and 30 years old, wearing dark clothing, were last seen fleeing the area on foot, officials said.
The victim did not appear to be cooperating with investigators, Patton added. The shooting was being investigated as possibly gang-related.

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FedEx delivery men beaten, robbed in Covina Hills


COVINA HILLS >> A group of three robbers used a rock to attack two FedEx delivery men and steal several packages from them Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
The crime unfolded about 3:40 p.m. in a residential neighborhood in the 20600 block of Via Verde Street, in the unincorporated county area of Covina Hills, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Tonya Edwards said.
The three attackers approached the two delivery men and attacked them with fists, feet and rock, the lieutenant said. The robbers then fled with several packages.
One of the delivery men was taken to a hospital for treatment of a 3- to 4-inch gash on his head, Edwards said. The other delivery man suffered apparently minor injuries and declined to be taken to a hospital.
The robbers were described as three Latino men in their early-20s, of average height and weight. They fled the area in a blue minivan.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s San Dimas Station at 909-450-2700. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Man wounded in Monterey Park stabbing


MONTEREY PARK >> Police are investigating the stabbing of a man in a residential Monterey Park neighborhood early Wednesday morning, officials said.
Officials first received a call reporting the stabbing about 2 a.m. at a home in the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue, Monterey Park police Sgt. Paul Yniguez said.
Rescuers took the victim to a hospital with injuries to his upper torso that were not considered to be life-threatening, the sergeant said.
The stabbing occurred just inside the entryway of a home, he said. Further details, including a suspect description, were not available, as the victim did not appear to be cooperating with investigators.
Authorities shut down Lincoln Avenue in front of the crime scene from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as they conducted follow-up investigation, police said.
Anyone with information can reach Monterey Park police at 626-573-1311. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Three men wounded in shooting on 60 Freeway onramp in Industry


INDUSTRY >> Three men were hospitalized Saturday — one of them in “extremely critical condition” — after a group of assailants opened fire on their car along an onramp to the 60 Freeway in Industry, authorities said.
The shooting took place about 11:50 p.m. Friday on the Azusa Avenue onramp to the westbound 60 Freeway, according to Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Four men in their early 20s had just left a nearby Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at the Puente Hills Mall when the attackers approached in an SUV, Lt. John Corina of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said.
“As they were traveling on the onramp, a white Range rover pulled up alongside of them and started shooting into the car,” the lieutenant said. The victims’ car continued onto the freeway and drifted across traffic lanes before crashing into the center divider.
The Range Rover continued west on the 60 Freeway, officials said.
The driver of the victims’ car, a 23-year-old El Monte man, suffered severe wounds and was hospitalized in “extremely critical condition,” sheriff’s officials said.
Two of his passengers, both 24, also suffered gunshot wounds but were expected to survive, Corina said. A third passenger escaped injury.
A handgun was believed to have been used in the shooting, Corina said. No further description of the attackers or their vehicle was not available Sunday.
The motive in the attack remained under investigation, he said. There were no initial indications of any dispute preceding the gunfire. The victims were not believed to have gang ties.
All lanes of the westbound 60 Freeway were closed until about 7:30 a.m. as a result of the shooting and subsequent investigation, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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UPDATED: Three wounded in Bassett drive-by shooting


BASSETT >> A drive-by shooting in residential neighborhood in Bassett late Thursday left two men and a woman wounded, officials said.
Deputies sought three suspects in connection with the 7:30 p.m. shooting in the 13600 block of Moccasin Street, in the unincorporated county area, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Robert Tubbs said.
The victims, a man in his 20s, a woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s, were all hospitalized with stable vital signs, the lieutenant said.
Three men were inside a passing older-model, black, four-door Nissan Maxima with tinted windows when one of the occupants opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun fitted with a laser sight, officials said.
Initial reports from the scene indicated the shooter was a Latino man of about 30 years old, wearing a black mask and a black shirt.
Tubbs said the victims were standing in front of a home when shot, Tubbs said.
The investigation remained in its early stages Thursday night, however the shooting appeared to be gang-related, Tubbs said.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s Industry Station at 626-330-3322. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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