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A suspect was still on the loose after a brutal murder outside a Hollywood nightclub yesterday, police said.

A victim was fatally beaten outside Hollywood club Couture about 2:35 a.m. Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Cops on patrol who were flagged down found 29-year-old Devon Jelkes of L.A. on the ground near a parked car on the 1600 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard, LAPD officials said in a statement. Cops say he had suffered “blunt force trauma.”

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.

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