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John A. Moreno is a web producer with KTLA 5 News.

From 2003 to 2012, he worked at Los Angeles Wave Newspapers as a copy editor, reporter and digital managing editor.


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  • Inglewood police shot and wounded an armed man on Monday, March 30, 2015, officials said. Gardena police later responded to the scene. (Credit: KTLA)

    Armed Man Wounded After Police Open Fire in Inglewood, Authorities Say

    Police early Monday morning shot and wounded an armed man in Inglewood, officials said. Officers responded about 1 a.m. to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 900 block of South Ash Avenue (map), said Lt. Scott Collins of the Inglewood Police Department. They arrived at the location and were immediately confronted by a man armed with an unknown weapon, the lieutenant said. Police opened fire, striking the man, Collins said. He was taken to a […]

  • A driver was taken into custody after a pursuit on the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills on Monday, March 30, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected DUI Driver in Custody After Freeway Pursuit in Woodland Hills Area

    A suspected DUI driver was taken into custody Monday morning after leading authorities on a freeway pursuit in the Woodland Hills area, officials said. The chase began about 6:43 a.m. after a deputy attempted to pull over the male driver, whose speeds were fluctuating on the southbound 101 Freeway, said Capt. Randy Downard of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. The driver failed to yield, Downard said. He was pursued by sheriff’s deputies until they reached the Los Angeles County line, where California Highway […]

  • The Ramona Gardens housing project is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Man Hospitalized After Being Shot in Forehead in Boyle Heights Area

    A man in his 20s was hospitalized early Monday morning after being shot in the forehead in the Boyle Heights area, authorities said. Few details were immediately available about the shooting, which the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said occurred about 3:35 a.m. at the Ramona Gardens housing project in the 2600 block of Medford Street (map). The shooter fled the scene and and remained at large. The victim was found conscious and breathing after the incident, said Sgt. Barrigan […]

  • The driver of a stolen tanker truck was arrested after a pursuit on Sunday, March 29, 2015, authorities said. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Suspect Arrested in Paramount After Pursuit Involving Stolen Tanker Truck

    A man was taken into custody late Sunday night after leading deputies on a pursuit  in a stolen tanker truck, officials said. The vehicle had been taken from a trucking company in the 6800 block of Rosecrans Avenue in Paramount (map), according to Lt. Vanderhort of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. After an employee of the company followed the suspect and called authorities, deputies responded and spotted the truck at the intersection of Rosecrans and Bellflower Boulevard, the lieutenant said. A pursuit ensued and […]

  • Eloi Vasquez is seen in a photo from UC Berkeley's athletic website.

    $50K Reward Offered by Family of Missing UC Berkeley Soccer Player Last Seen Near USC

    The family of a 19-year-old UC Berkeley soccer player who went missing after attending a fraternity party near the University of Southern California offered a $50,000 reward Sunday night for information leading to his whereabouts. Eloi Vasquez was last seen about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of West 28th Street (map), according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. Vasquez told his friends that he wanted to take a walk and left the Tau Kappa […]

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    Stabbing in South El Monte Leaves Man Dead; Investigation Underway

    An investigation was underway after a man was stabbed to death late Saturday night in South El Monte, authorities said. The incident took place about 11:30 p.m. at a home in the 11200 block of Broadmead Street (map), the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The victim was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to a news release from the department. His name was not disclosed. Sheriff’s homicide detectives were investigating the stabbing. No other information was […]

  • A female victim was sexually assaulted in Chatsworth on Friday, March 27, 2015, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Attacker Sought After Sexual Assault in Chatsworth: LAPD

    A male attacker was being sought after he sexually assaulted a female victim Friday night in Chatsworth, authorities said. The incident began about 8:30 p.m. in the 10000 block of Cozycroft Avenue (map), where the victim was walking alone, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a Saturday news release. She was sexually assaulted after being knocked to the ground and losing consciousness, the release said. She awoke about 15 minutes later. The assailant, described only as Hispanic, fled the location, […]

  • Firefighters responded after a car and an Expo Line train collided near USC on Saturday, March 28, 2015. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Car Driver in Expo Line Crash Identified as USC Student, 21

    The driver of a car that collided Saturday morning with a Metro light-rail train near USC was identified by police as a 21-year-old student at the university. The driver, whose name was not being released, remained in grave condition early Sunday morning, said Sgt. Hendley Hawkins of the Los Angeles Police Department. Twenty other people were hurt in the crash, including the Expo Line train operator, who was critically injured. The operator, identified as Kenneth Gross, was at home Saturday night […]

  • A car collided with an Expo Line train on Saturday, March 28, 2015, leaving 21 people injured. (Credit: KTLA)

    Car Collides With Expo Line Train Near USC, Injuring 21

    At least 21 people were injured after an Expo Line train collided with a vehicle near the University of Southern California Saturday morning, authorities said. The crash was reported about 10:50 a.m. in the 900 block of Exposition Boulevard, near Vermont Avenue (map), in the Exposition Park neighborhood of South L.A., according to Shawn Lenske, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Officials from the Metropolitan Transit Authority said in a news conference that the driver of the silver Hyundai Sonata turned […]