Mariel Turner is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • Rally Held for Man Shot, Killed by LAPD in Boyle Heights

    Family and friends gathered for a rally and vigil on Sunday after a man was shot and killed by a Los Angeles police officer in Boyle Heights. Officers were patrolling an area near the intersection of East 1st and Soto streets at a Gold Line Metro station around midnight Saturday when they said they heard gunshots. An officer involved shooting occurred shortly afterwards when police approached a man on the sidewalk and attempted to stop him, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Friends have […]

  • Arrest Made in the Drive-By Shooting Death of 8-Year-Old Boy in Pomona

    A 35-year-old man has been arrested on Sunday in connection with the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy in Pomona. Sengchan Houl was arrested without incident on suspicion of killing Jonah Hwang in a drive-by shooting in February, according to the Pomona Police Department. Houl was booked at the Pomona City Jail after being apprehended, police said. “We got a confirmation from police late this afternoon that an arrest was made,” said Adam Donner, the Hwang family’s pastor. “So I […]

  • 15-Year-Old Boy Shot Walking Near Home in Santa Ana

    Santa Ana police are investigating on Sunday after a 15-year-old boy was shot while walking near his home. Officers found the teen suffering from several gunshot wounds in the 2300 block of St. Gertrude Place around 11:50 p.m. Saturday. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. A dark colored vehicle was seen in the area around the time of the shooting, police said. The incident appears to be gang […]

  • Violence Breaks Out at Pro-Trump Rally in Huntington Beach

    Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach on Saturday, video and photos from the scene showed. The fights started about an hour into the demonstration leading to the arrest of four people. Three were arrested in connection with illegal use of pepper spray and one person was arrested on suspicion of assault, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department. A counter-protester who was wearing a black mask, allegedly pepper-sprayed a woman and […]

  • 3 Men Arrested On Suspicion of Sex Crimes With Underage Girls; San Bernardino Deputies Investigating

    Three men were arrested on Friday after they were accused of committing sex crimes with two underage girls, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Antonio Alvarez, 37, Melvin Pilgrim, 62, and Jeffery Raynor, 45, were arrested in connection with unlawful intercourse with a minor, oral copulation and penetration with a foreign object. The girls’ mother learned that her daughters had been sexually abused by several family members over a period of several years and contacted authorities in January 2017, […]

  • Cypress Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison For Contacting Underage Girls Through Social Media, Committing Lewd Acts

    A 47-year-old Cypress man was sentenced to 12 years in state prison on Monday after contacting underage girls through social media with the intent to commit lewd acts, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Michael Theodore Mordaunt, pleaded guilty to 19 felony counts of contacting a child with the intent to commit a specified crime, five felony counts of lewd acts upon a child age 14 or 15, two felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under […]

  • California Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Stop School-to-Prison Pipeline

    California lawmakers on Monday said they have filed a package of bills in an attempt to divert children from a school-to-prison pipeline that disproportionately affects low-income and black and Latino families. Sens. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) have introduced eight proposals that would extend protections for children facing arrest or detention and ease punishment and burdensome fees for those inside the juvenile justice system. In a news conference at Sacramento’s Leataata Floyd Elementary School, home to […]

  • Body of Toddler Found in Hesperia Aqueduct Believed to Be That of Boy Missing After Car Crash 2 Weeks Ago

    The body of a toddler found Thursday in an aqueduct in Hesperia is believed to be that of a toddler who has been missing since a car crash two weeks ago, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies and a sheriff’s dive team recovered the body, believed to be that of Noah Abbott, around 12 p.m. in the California Aqueduct south of Farmington Street. Noah’s body was initially not found after a car crash on March 2 that killed his mother, 31-year-old Christina Eileen Estrada, and […]

  • Mother Charged With Stabbing 6-Month-Old Daughter With Scissors in South L.A.

    A 39-year-old mother was charged on Thursday after allegedly stabbing her 6-month-old daughter in the chest with a pair of scissors. Maria Mendez faces two counts each of attempted murder and child abuse and one count of assault with a deadly weapon, scissors, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.  The case includes the allegation that Mendez inflicted great bodily injury on a victim under the age of five and allegations of using scissors as a deadly and dangerous weapon, prosecutors said.  […]