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.

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The risk of appearing with a gangsta rapper in order to call for peace is that he could fall off the “Kumbaya” wagon and shatter the credibility of your message. In July, rapper The Game joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck in a call for peace on the streets following fatal attacks on five Dallas police officers.

“I think that we need to take responsibility as a human race and accept the role as peace givers and people that distribute love and change throughout this city,” The Game told reporters that day.

Now, The Game has threatened East Coast rival Meek Mill in a beef over the details of a jewelry robbery.

joseph.valverde.e.screen.captureBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Valverde wasn’t exactly a boy scout: He was in the midst of a drug deal when a SWAT team following him swept in. But police helicopter footage appears to show him dropping his gun and trying to raise his hands an instant before bullets tore into him — and an audio recording by a nearby documentary filmmaker raises more doubts. Westword has the story.

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.”