Brian Day is a digital news producer at KTLA. He has covered news in Los Angeles County for more than a decade. He’s a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and Cerritos College in Norwalk. He’s a news junkie, a dog lover, a drone pilot and a part-time science geek with an unfortunate predilection for puns.


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  • Los Angeles Police Department officers investigate a fatal stabbing at Grand Avenue and Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Taxi Driver Killed in Downtown L.A. Stabbing Identified

    Coroner’s officials on Saturday released the identity of a 68-year-old Taxi driver who was stabbed to death by a customer in the parking lot of a downtown Los Angeles fast-food restaurant on Friday night. Oganes Papazyan of Burbank died in the 6 p.m. attack in the parking lot of a Burger King at Grand and Cesar E. Chavez avenues, according to Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner officials records. An autopsy was pending. He had just pulled his Yellow […]

  • Deputies shot and killed a man they say refused orders to drop a weapon in Lake Elsinore on Nov. 16, 2019. (Credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

    Weapon-Wielding Suspect Fatally Shot by Deputies in Lake Elsinore: Sheriff’s Dept.

    Deputies shot and killed a suspect who they say refused commands to drop a weapon in Lake Elsinore on Saturday afternoon. The shooting took place about 5:20 p.m. in the 3500 block of Ash Street, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a written statement issues via social media. Deputies went to the neighborhood after receiving a report of a male suspect brandishing a weapon,” the statement said. They encountered a man, still clutching a weapon, and ordered him to […]

  • A brush fire ignited along Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Topanga on Nov. 16, 2019. (Credit: Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations Section)

    Firefighters Quickly Control Brush Fire in Topanga

    A brush fire broke out in heavy, inaccessible brush in Topanga on Saturday, burning through more than 4 acres and threatening at least one structure before firefighters got control of it, authorities said. The fire ignited shortly before 4 p.m. along the 1200 block of North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatch supervisor Bernard Peters said. The blaze, which officials labeled the Topanga Fire, was initially reported to be an acre in size, burning through heavy brush, […]

  • L.A. County sheriff's deputies are positioned at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Nov. 15, 2019, a day after a deadly shooting there. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    16-Year-Old Shooter in Saugus High School Attack Dies From Self-Inflicted Wound: Sheriff’s Department

    A 16-year-old boy who shot five fellow students at Saugus High School Thursday, killing two of them before turning the gun on himself, died at a hospital Friday afternoon, sheriff’s officials said. Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow was pronounced dead just after 3:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Jennifer Roth of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau. Berhow, a junior at the high school who officials said carried out the attack on his 16th birthday, had been hospitalized in critical condition […]

  • Los Angeles Police Department officers investigate a fatal stabbing at Grand Avenue and Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Taxi Driver Stabbed to Death Outside Downtown L.A. Fast-Food Restaurant

    Police launched a homicide investigation after a taxi driver was stabbed to death by a customer in the parking lot of a Burger King restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on Friday afternoon, authorities said. The incident was first reported about 6 p.m. outside the restaurant at Cesar E. Chavez and Grand avenues, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said. Firefighters first responded, then summoned police to the scene. The victim was initially described as a man in his 60s, […]

  • Surveillance video captured a robbery at the Corner Store in the Ventura County community of Silver Strand on Nov. 3, 2019. (Credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Office)

    3 Gang Members Arrested in Ventura County Robbery: Sheriff’s Office

    Detectives this week arrested the last of three gang members accused of wielding a baseball bat as they robbed a Ventura County liquor store earlier this month, officials said. The third and final suspect, a 17-year-old boy from Oxnard, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Nov. 3 robbery at the Corner Store, 2425 Roosevelt Boulevard in the unincorporated beach community of Silver Strand, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Victor Medina said. The teenage suspect’s identity was withheld due to […]

  • A judge's gavel is shown in a file photo. (Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

    ‘Tire Toe Bandit’ Suspect Accused of Scamming Elderly Victims Through Parking Lot Ruse in Pasadena Area

    Prosecutors filed a half-dozen charges this week against a man police say scammed and stole from elderly victims after falsely claiming they had run over his foot in supermarket parking lots in the Pasadena area in recent months. Richard Henry Solis, 57, described as homeless, was charged Wednesday with one felony count of elder financial abuse and five counts of misdemeanor elder abuse, according to Pasadena Police Department officials and Los Angeles County booking records. The charges were the result […]

  • A woman was critically injured when a fire tore through a Pico Rivera strip mall on Nov. 13, 2019. (Credit: Los Angeles County Fire Department)

    Man Found Dead in Pico Rivera Nail Salon Fire That Left Woman Severely Burned

    A man was found dead and a woman suffered severe burns after a fire broke out at a nail salon in a strip mall along Whittier Boulevard in Pico Rivera on Wednesday night, authorities said. The fire was first reported just after 8 p.m. in the 9300 block of East Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Miguel Ornelas told KTLA. Firefighters found a building “fully involved” with flames, he said. Flames engulfed one unit, later determined to be […]

  • The intersection of Western Avenue and 220th Street in Torrance, as viewed in a Google Street View image.

    Man Wounded in Torrance Shooting

    Police sought clues after a man was shot and wounded in Torrance on Thursday afternoon, officials said. The gunfire was reported just before 5:40 p.m. at Western Avenue and 220th Street, according to Torrance Police Department Sgt. Alexander Martinez. “Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds,” Martinez said in a written statement. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. An update on his condition was not available “Investigators are currently on scene conducting a […]

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