Kristina Bravo is a digital news producer for KTLA.com in Los Angeles.


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  • LAPD Raises Funds for Family of Tarzana Teen Killed in Crash

    The Los Angeles Police Department organized a fundraiser on Sunday for the family of a Tarzana teenager killed in an accident on Easter Sunday — raising nearly $3,200 through a car wash as well as a $2,000 donation from one family. Sebastian Montero, 15, was riding a friend’s bicycle on April 1 when a car fatally struck him in Woodland Hills. Somebody had stolen Sebastian’s bike at a mall in February, and after his death, his mother asked for the public’s […]

  • Authorities Searching for Man Who Walked Away From L.A. Reentry Program

    A man remained on the loose Sunday after walking away from a reentry program facility in Los Angeles the previous day, officials said. Richard T. Tarin, 30, was serving a five-year, eight-month sentence for driving under the influence of alcohol and “causing great bodily injury,” according to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The department dispatched agents Saturday afternoon to look for Tarin, who had taken off his electronic monitoring device. He was set to be released […]

  • DUI Suspect Crashes Into Street Light, 2 Telephone Poles in Gardena; Road Shut Down: Police

    A DUI suspect crashed into a street light and two telephone poles on Sunday, shutting down a street in Gardena, police said. Gardena police asked the public to avoid northbound and southbound Western Avenue between 135th and 139th streets due to downed wires. They believe that the male driver, who was alone and did not hit another vehicle, was drunk and high on meth. He did not sustain any injuries, police said. Officers were waiting on Southern California Edison for […]

  • Police respond to a call about a gunshot victim in the 5000 block of Gage Avenue in Bell on April 22, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs/KTLA)

    Authorities Investigating Shooting Death of Man in Bell

    Authorities on Sunday were investigating the shooting death of a man in Bell. The incident happened around 10:46 p.m. Saturday on the 5000 block of Gage Avenue, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Bell Police Department responded to a call about a gunshot victim, the statement said. Upon arrival, the officers found a man who was shot in his lower body. The Sheriff’s Department said the victim was transported to a hospital, where he […]

  • Deputies respond to a shooting in the unincorporated area of Compton on April 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Shoots Girlfriend in Compton Home; 8-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Being Accidentally Struck: LASD

    Officials said they arrested a man on Saturday after he fired several rounds of ammunition at his girlfriend, killing her and injuring their 8-year-old daughter in their Compton home, where their two other children were found unharmed. Juan Rodriguez, 29, was taken into custody on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon and was being held without bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting happened around 1:42 a.m. in the 12400 block of South Grandee […]

  • Lengthy Standoff in Texas Ends With Arrest of Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend Outside West Compton Church

    A man who allegedly stabbed and killed his ex-girlfriend outside a church in West Compton this week was arrested in Texas Saturday after a lengthy standoff, officials said. Authorities in Pflugerville, Texas took 55-year-old Lynwood resident Kevin Darnell Dickson into custody after the suspect refused to surrender and barricaded himself inside a home for several hours, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The agency believed the homeowner to be Dickson’s ex-wife, who was not at the residence at […]

  • Flames are seen at a fabric business in South L.A. on April 21, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs/KTLA)

    Crews Make Aggressive Efforts to Battle Fire at South L.A. Fabric Business; No Injuries Reported

    Crews made aggressive efforts to battle a fire at a fabric business in South Los Angeles early Saturday. The owner called 911 to report a blaze at 2635 S. Main St. at around 2 a.m., L.A. Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Caropino said. Yellow Pages listed a business called Alpha Sewing Machine under that address. It took firefighters about three hours and a half to get the flames under control at the one-story commercial building, according to the Fire Department. […]

  • The Los Angeles Police Department on April 19, 2018 released these images of a man they said was fatally shot by police in the Reseda area.

    Man Killed in Reseda-Area Police Shooting ID’d as Armed Robbery Suspect

    Police on Thursday identified an individual killed by an officer during a shooting in the Reseda area earlier in April as a man sought for armed robbery. Los Angeles police fatally shot Daniel Joseph Carver, 29, the morning of April 9 near Victory Boulevard and Corbin Avenue on the border of Reseda and Winnetka, LAPD said. Carver was driving a stolen vehicle and briefly led officers on a foot pursuit before he was fatally shot, authorities said. Police recovered a […]

  • Three men who are missing out of Bakersfield are shown in a flier posted on Facebook on April 18, 2018.

    Vehicle in Burbank With 3 Bodies Inside Matches Jeep Linked to Bakersfield Men Reported Missing: Police

    The vehicle in Burbank where three people were found dead matched the description of the Jeep seen in fliers for three missing men from the Bakersfield area, police said on Wednesday. A parking control officer responded to a complaint about a parked vehicle in the 1300 block of South Varney Street just after 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to Burbank police. The officer arrived at the scene and discovered a person who appeared dead inside a burgundy Jeep Patriot, police said. […]