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ERIN MYERS
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Erin Myers is a reporter for the KTLA 5 Morning News.


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  • A photo displayed by his family outside the L.A. County Hall of Administration on Aug. 9, 2016, shows Donnell Thompson. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Shot by Deputy in Compton Was Not Involved in Carjacking: LASD

    A 27-year-old man who was fatally shot by a deputy after the pursuit of a carjacked vehicle ended in Compton was not involved in the crime that prompted the chase, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department admitted Tuesday, when the victim’s family called for answers. Donnell Thompson was discovered in a residential home’s yard on July 28 while deputies searched for two men who fled a carjacked vehicle after it crashed at the end of a pursuit in which shots were […]

  • Police investigate a drive-by shooting in Westminster on Aug. 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Drive-by Shooting in Westminster Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured: Police

    One of two young men who was critically injured in a drive-by shooting while returning home in Westminster Friday night has died, authorities said Saturday. The two men were in the 1500 block of Maybrook Street around 10:30 p.m. when the shooting occurred, according to a news release from the Westminster Police Department. Officers responded to the scene after receiving multiple 911 calls and found the two young men, ages 19 and 20, with gunshot wounds. The teen had been shot in the […]

  • Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body in the parking lot of a Kohl's in Newbury Park on Aug. 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Ventura Deputies Searching for Answers in Discovery of Man’s Body in Kohl’s Parking Lot

    Homicide detectives are looking for more information Sunday on the death of a man whose body was discovered in a Kohl’s parking lot in Newbury Park, authorities said. Deputies responded just after 6:30 a.m. Saturday to the Kohl’s located in the 1900 block of Newbury Road after receiving a report of a bleeding person down in the west parking lot, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jason Robarts. The man was deceased by the time deputies arrived at the scene. It was […]

  • A man's body was discovered in the parking lot of a Kohl's in Newbury Park on Aug. 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man’s Body Found in Ventura County Kohl’s Parking Lot, Prompting Investigation

    Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered in a Kohl’s parking lot in Newbury Park Saturday morning, authorities said. Deputies responded shortly after 6:30 a.m. to the Kohl’s located in the 1900 block of Newbury Road after receiving a report of a bleeding person down in the west parking lot, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jason Robarts. The man was deceased by the time deputies arrived at the scene. It was not immediately […]

  • The scene of a standoff is shown in Long Beach on Aug. 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man in Custody After Standoff, Assault on Officer in Long Beach: Police

    An hourslong standoff involving an apparently armed man who barricaded himself inside a Long Beach home after allegedly assaulting an officer ended with the man being taken into custody, police said. The incident began shortly before 2 a.m., when officers spotted the man in Houghton Park after it had closed. They approached him and, after making contact with the man, a fight broke out, according to Lt. Dina Zapalski of the Long Beach Police Department. During the altercation, the man allegedly hit one […]

  • Two people died and two others were injured following an assault with a deadly weapon report in Mead Valley on Aug. 5, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    At Mead Valley Home, 2 Found Dead, 2 Hospitalized With Gunshot Wounds

    Two people were found shot dead at a home in Mead Valley, and two others were hospitalized with gunshot wounds early Friday morning, authorities said. The incident took place at a residence in the 21600 block of Rider Street, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department statement. Deputies arrived at the home at 12:17 a.m. Two people were declared dead at the scene and two other victims were hospitalized in unknown condition. A neighbor said he overheard an argument at the home […]

  • Marvin Ponce is pictured with his daughter in an image provided by his employer on Aug. 4, 2016.

    Victim in Venice Shooting Remembed as Family Man; Shooter Still at Large

    As co-workers remembered him fondly Thursday, the 37-year-old man who was shot and killed while directing traffic at a construction site in Venice was identified by police. Marvin Ponce of San Fernando was killed in the Wednesday afternoon shooting, according to the L.A. County coroner’s office. Friends of the victim told KTLA he was the father of a 1-year-old daughter. “Marvin was a family man, and he worked hard to take care of his family, especially his daughter,” said his co-worker and close friend, Mario […]

  • A fire was burning in Montebello on Aug. 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Disabled Man Escapes Without Injury After Garage of Montebello Home Erupts in Flames

    A disabled man in Montebello managed to escape his home without injury Thursday morning after the garage erupted in flames. Firefighters were called to the 100 block of West Oakmont Drive after smoke was reported in the area just after 6:15 a.m., said Battalion Chief Dan France with the Montebello Fire Department. The home’s resident, who was described as a disabled older man, told officials he discovered the fire after his radio went out and he went to the garage […]

  • LAPD responds to a fatal shooting in Venice on Aug. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Dead in Venice; LAPD Searching for Shooter Who Was Initially Reported as Wearing a ‘Star Wars’ Mask

    Police are searching for a man who shot and killed one person in Venice on Wednesday, according to the LAPD Media Relations Section. The shooter is described as a 5-foot-8 inch, 25- to 30-year-old black man in a black, hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and black jeans. An initial call said the man may have been wearing a “Star Wars” mask. Officers were called to the scene around 4 p.m. and found one victim dead at Seventh Avenue and Brooks Court. The shooter used a […]