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Four arrests were reported following protests overnight in South Los Angeles, where a teenager was fatally shot by police Saturday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Police Department was temporarily on citywide tactical alert in response to a second night of demonstrations at West 108th Street and South Western Avenue in Westmont, Capt. Ruby Flores said. The status allows LAPD to keep officers on duty past the end of their shifts.

Eight of ten American metro areas with the highest risk for car thefts are in California, according to a new report from the website Cheap Car Insurance.

Those cities don’t include Los Angeles, but Riverside-San Bernardino is on the list at number nine. Modesto (first), Albuquerque (second), Bakersfield (third), Salinas (fourth) and the Bay Area (fifth) compose the top five.

The site bases its list on National Insurance Crime Bureau data.

Nineteen-year-old Marine Carlos Segovia was shot this weekend while on leave in South L.A. The shooting was reported about 11:30 p.m. Friday, at 31st Street and South St. Andrews Place in Jefferson Park. “The victim suffered a gunshot wound,” Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado said, “and he continues to be in critical condition.”

KTLA News reported that Segovia was shot in the head when he noticed a group of people near his car, parked outside his girlfriend’s residence, and asked them to leave. The station reported that he has been declared brain-dead.

The victim left Camp Pendleton in northern San Diego County to visit his girlfriend Friday, according to reports.

A rapper well known in L.A.’s hip-hop community was killed in a shooting at a Granada Hills pool party over the weekend, according to multiple reports.

Kid Cali, who was once signed to NFL wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s record label, Jaccpot, was shot six times while attending an event on Saturday at a multimillion-dollar home in the 12400 block of Longacre Avenue. Digital fliers for the “Millions of Models Mansion Pool Party” stated that Chris Brown affiliate Kid Red would make an appearance.

Before the party, Kid Cali — real name Justin Lishey — posted on Instagram that he was “headed to this pool party wit my blood cuz’n @kidred.” Hours later, around 9 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting at the house, LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman said. Three people had been shot, she said — Lishey died at a hospital and the other two were expected to survive.

UPDATE at 11:08 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2016: A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the crime spree. See details at the bottom. First posted at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2016.

City and county officials this week put up a $35,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of a suspect they believe has been targeting women in a string of sexual attacks in Hollywood, East Hollywood and Echo Park.

Police say that on Aug. 1, the man entered a woman’s unlocked apartment in the 800 block of North Mariposa Street in East Hollywood at 12:20 p.m. He grabbed the woman before fleeing at the sound of her screams.


A group of robbers using a late-model white Mercedes has been targeting a decidedly low-end demographic: immigrant gardeners.

That is what the Los Angeles Police Department alleges.

Multiple thugs use a semiautomatic handgun and demand money from gardeners who have been working at residences in the LAPD’s 77th Division area of South L.A., cops say. It has happened at least eight times in the city since March 18, the department said in a statement.

A speed trap is typically defined as a hidden stretch of road that police equipped with radar guns use to catch people speeding.

The website CheapCarInsurance states that it recently “analyzed 15 years of driver-reported National Speed Trap Exchange data” to come up with a list of the American cities with the most reported speed traps.

The site’s California list was dominated by SoCal cities.


Watching live televised car chases is a favorite activity of any right-thinking Angeleno, but what happens when one happens right in front of you?

This reporter was walking back to the world headquarters of L.A. Weekly in beautiful Culver City, after picking up a delicious Chipotle burrito for lunch, when all of a sudden a black Toyota Tundra began tearing up Sepulveda Boulevard. When the driver got to Sepulveda and Washington Place, he did doughnuts in the intersection — after doing doughnuts around terrified and frozen drivers up and down the stretch between Washington and Venice. This intrepid reporter manage to record a small part of the bizarre chase on his trusty iPhone:

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Maria Christina Johnson

Watch out boy, she’ll chew you up. Allegedly.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department this week said in a statement that it has collared a prolific identity thief who used dating websites to find victims who helped her live “a jet-set lifestyle.”

Maria Christina Johnson, 43, was arrested last week in connection with a string of ID thefts that constituted “prolific identity theft and financial abuse,” Sheriff’s officials alleged.

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