Erika Martin is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • LAPD Releases Video of Bystander, Officer Exchanging Gunfire During South L.A. Foot Pursuit; Both Wounded

    Police released video and audio Friday surrounding a shooting involving an officer and bystander who opened fire during a foot pursuit in a South Los Angeles housing project last month. Both 39-year-old Curley Duff of Los Angeles and the officer were left wounded after the April 20 shooting at the Pueblo Del Rio complex, near where Holmes Avenue rounds into 51st Street, according to the L.A. Police Department. The incident began when police were following a different man driving a […]

  • Milk from Broguiere’s Dairy is seen in an image tweeted by Gelson's Markets in 2014.

    Broguiere’s Dairy in Montebello, Whose Glass Milk Bottles Are a SoCal Staple, to Close After Nearly 100 Years

    Broguiere’s Dairy, a family business whose nostalgic glass bottles of milk and egg nog generated a cultlike following, is folding after a nearly 100-year run in Montebello, one of its stockists announced this week. The closure will be permanent, though the company will keep its store at 505 S. Maple Ave. open a few more months, Gelson’s Markets said in a Monday Facebook post. Gelson’s has already stopped receiving shipments of the milk, and on June 5 Broguiere’s will stop […]

  • Teen Charged With Violating Civil Rights in Assault Caught on Video Outside Long Beach High School

    A teen is facing possible life in prison after being charged Thursday in connection with a brutal beating recorded on cellphone video outside a Long Beach high school last week, prosecutors said. Bryan Blancas, 18, is accused of six counts including assault and violation of civil rights in the May 15 attack outside the Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders at 1545 Long Beach Blvd., the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. The victim’s mother, […]

  • A squirrel carrying a piece of pizza, left, and a coyote are seen in undated photos uploaded to the Wildlife of Los Angeles Project.

    Officials Seek Volunteers to Log Photos of Urban Critters Captured by L.A.-Area Wildlife Cameras

    Officials are looking for volunteers to help catalogue critters spotted on wildlife cameras in hopes that the data will improve city planning and conservation in the Los Angeles area. The motion-sensor cameras have snapped tens of thousands of images over the past year, and biologists need help identifying what they contain — be it a bathing bobcat, preying coyote or even a squirrel making off with a slice of pizza, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said in a Facebook […]

  • Officials respond to the scene where a suspect was struck by law enforcement gunfire in Lynwood on May 21, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Deputies Shoot Man Armed With Hammer in Lynwood: Sheriff’s Officials

    An investigation was underway after a man armed with a hammer was shot by law enforcement in Lynwood Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The incident occurred around 12:35 p.m. after deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the 3800 block of Lilita Street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The person who called authorities said a 44-year-old man was threatening his family with a hammer and may have been intoxicated, investigators said. The man was still […]

  • A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles on May 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect Arrested in Deadly Melrose Avenue Hit-and-Run

    A suspect has been identified in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian last week in the Fairfax district, Los Angeles police announced Tuesday. Jonathan Keith Crosby, 26, was arrested two days after the May 15 incident on Melrose Avenue, near the intersection with Genesee Avenue, LAPD said in a news release. Crosby is accused of fleeing the scene after fatally striking a man in a marked crosswalk around 10:10 p.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Following the […]

  • Police respond to the scene where a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Long Beach on May 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Detained Released; Driver Remains at Large in Deadly Long Beach Hit-and-Run: Police

    Police are searching for the driver who killed a woman walking in Long Beach Monday night after investigators determined two people detained shortly after the crash were not involved, officials said Tuesday. The 44-year-old Long Beach resident was the second pedestrian killed by a hit-and-run driver on Pacific Avenue in the past week, following a similar incident last Wednesday, May 15, according to Long Beach police. The name of the woman killed Monday was not being released, pending the notification […]

  • Videos Show Burglars Using Crowbar as They Target Garden Grove Pharmacies

    Security cameras captured men using a crowbar as they sought to burglarize multiple Garden Grove pharmacies over the weekend, officials said Monday. One attempt was successful, and authorities are investigating whether the same thieves could be tied to similar incidents in Anaheim, Foothill Ranch and Lake Forest, Garden Grove Police Lt. Carl Whitney said. In Garden Grove, three pharmacies along Westminster Avenue were targeted between 4:15 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. Saturday, and officers responded to each location because alarms were […]

  • A tarp is set up to cover the body of a person who was fatally shot in Venice on May 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    29-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot in the Head in Venice; 4 Sought: LAPD

    Four suspects were at large after a man was fatally shot in the head on the street in Venice Monday afternoon, police said. As many as 11 people called authorities reporting shots fired in the area of Fifth Avenue and Broadway Street at about 3:30 p.m., Los Angeles Police Lt. John Radtke said. The victim, later identified as 29-year-old Lavell Harris of Los Angeles, was walking along Fifth Avenue when two people approached him on foot and chased him north, […]

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