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four-dead-lapd-southwest-restaurant-shooting-west-adamsA fourth victim has died following a weekend shootout at a makeshift restaurant in a home in West Adams, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison.

The victim was a man who had been in critical condition, he said. He was declared deceased today. Three others were declared dead at the scene after cops responded to 12:30 a.m. reports of shots fired near Rimpau and West Jefferson boulevards Sunday, police said.

A Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department sergeant died today after a gunman opened fire in a Lancaster neighborhood, authorities said.

Fifty-three-year-old Sgt. Steve Owen, a 29-year LAPD veteran, died at a hospital following the attack, sheriff’s officials said. He was one of the first deputies to respond to a report of a possible burglar in the 3200 block of West Avenue J-7, authorities said during a news conference.

Two men charged with suspicion of murdering three people in Fullerton were involved in the “furry” community, according to reports. Victim Jennifer Goodwill-Yost, 39, and her 17-year-old daughter were also furries, according to the Orange County Register.

Cops said a 17-year-old was detained in connection with the case. Citing state law, they said the girl could not be identified. Yesterday the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced that 21-year-old Joshua Charles Acosta of Fort Irwin and 25-year-old Frank Sato Felix of Sun Valley were charged with suspicion of murder. Prosecutors allege that Acosta was the gunman.

The two face “three felony counts of special circumstances murder for committing multiple murders,” according to a D.A.’s statement.

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 man expecting pizza delivery was fatally shot outside his Woodland Hills home last night, according to police and multiple reports.

The victim was identified by this afternoon as 37-year-old Hovik Krboyan, said L.A. County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter. An autopsy was forthcoming.

“We believe that he was expecting a pizza man and in turn may have encountered the suspects,” Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Mike Kozak told KTLA News.


A man has been arrested for allegedly murdering rapper Kid Cali, aka Justin Lishey, at a Granada Hills pool party last month, the Los Angeles Police Department announced this afternoon.

Cops allege that 19-year-old Kenny Birdine of Inglewood opened fire on the young artist, fatally wounding him, and that the motive was gang-related, LAPD Officer Drake Madison said. Today the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged Birdine with suspicion of first-degree murder, he said.

Cali, who once was signed to NFL wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s record label, Jaccpot Entertainment, was gunned down at an Aug. 20 event billed as the “Millions of Models Mansion Pool Party.”

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