Juan Flores is a digital news producer for KTLA in Los Angeles.


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  • Authorities search for an armed suspect in a Torrance neighborhood on Aug. 27, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Armed Suspect Taken Into Custody Following Officer-Involved Shooting in Torrance: Police

    An armed suspect at the center of an officer-involved shooting in Torrance was taken into custody on Monday, authorities said. The chain of events started shortly after 11 a.m. when officers responded to reports of someone destroying property in the 18800 block of Florwood Avenue, according to a news release from the Torrance Police Department. However, the individual left the scene before officers arrived. Police completed a preliminary investigation for vandalism. Officers responded back to the residence about 1 p.m. […]

  • An ice cream truck that investigators believe was used to sell drugs is seen on Aug. 26, 2018. (Credit: Long Beach Police Department)

    Meth, Marijuana Sold From Ice Cream Truck in Long Beach; 2 Men Arrested: Police

    Two men were arrested Sunday after an investigation revealed that methamphetamine and marijuana were being sold from an ice cream truck in Long Beach, authorities said. Detectives were conducting a narcotics investigation in the 3200 block of East Artesia Boulevard and subsequently arrested Monti Ware, 41, and George Williams, 57, both residents of Long Beach, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Ware was booked into the city jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sales, possession […]

  • Frank Mendoza Sr. is seen in a photo displayed during a news conference on Aug. 27, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Record $14.35 Million Settlement Reached in Case of Pico Rivera Man Mistakenly Shot, Killed by Deputy

    Los Angeles County reached a record settlement with the family of an innocent man who was mistakenly shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy during a search for a wanted gang member in Pico Rivera in 2014, the family’s attorney announced during a news conference Monday. The county has agreed to pay $14,350,000 after Frank Mendoza Sr., 54, was fatally struck by deputy gunfire at the family’s home in the 9000 block of Rosehedge Drive on Aug. 1, 2014, attorney […]

  • The 36500 block of Rozalee Drive in Palmdale is seen in a Google Maps Street View image from June 2015.

    2 Arrested in Shooting Death of Man in Palmdale

    Two people were arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in Palmdale, authorities said Sunday. Palmdale residents Jessica Cortez, 24, and Alec Nelson, 28, were booked on suspicion of murder, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Homicide detectives responded to the 36500 block of Rozalee Drive to investigate the shooting death of a man shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday, the agency said. In an earlier news release, the Sheriff’s Department said two Hispanic men were involved in a […]

  • Law enforcement vehicles block a portion of 8th Street in Long Beach due to a barricade situation on Aug. 26, 2018. (Credit: Long Beach Post)

    Long Beach Barricade Situation Ends With Battery Suspect in Custody: Police

    A battery suspect who was barricaded inside a home in Long Beach on Sunday, prompting the SWAT team to respond to the scene, was taken into custody, authorities said. Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Gaviota Avenue and determined that a battery had occurred, according to the Long Beach Police Department. “The investigation revealed the suspect was known to the victim,” Detective Jennifer Arzola told KTLA in an emailed statement. An officer confronted the unidentified suspect, who pointed […]

  • Two firefighters respond to an apartment fire in Van Nuys on Aug. 26, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    2 Adults, 2 Children Injured in Van Nuys Apartment Fire

    Four people, including two children, were injured in a fire inside an apartment in Van Nuys early Sunday morning, officials said. More than 30 firefighters responded at 12:45 a.m. to the two-story apartment building off Woodley Avenue, according to an alert from the Los Angeles Fire Department. Crews were able to quickly put out the fire located inside a unit on the second floor, the alert stated. Paramedics transported two adults and two children to a local hospital. All four […]

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    2 Toddlers Found Sleeping in Stroller in Los Cerritos Center Parking Lot While Parents Shopped in Mall: LASD

    Two people were arrested Friday after leaving their two young children unattended in the parking lot of the Los Cerritos Center while they went shopping, authorities said. A citizen contacted Cerritos station deputies who were patrolling the area around 8:15 p.m. after she discovered the children in the parking lot, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A preliminary investigation revealed that the citizen found the minors, ages 2 and 3, sleeping in a stroller […]

  • The intersection of Avenue K and Stanridge Avenue in Lancaster is seen in a Google Maps Street View image from July 2016.

    Witnesses Sought in Lancaster Crash That Killed Bicyclist

    A man riding a bicycle was fatally struck by a vehicle in Lancaster on Saturday morning, and authorities were asking for any potential witnesses to come forward. The deadly crash happened around 6 a.m. along Avenue K east of Stanridge Avenue, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Preliminary information gathered at the scene indicated that the bicyclist was riding westbound on Avenue K in the bicycle lane, while a man was driving a vehicle […]

  • Former Lakers guard Nick Young is seen during a 2016 game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Credit: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

    Ex-Laker Nick Young Arrested in Hollywood for Obstruction of Justice: LAPD

    Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young was arrested in Hollywood late Friday night after failing to cooperate during a routine traffic stop, authorities said. He was pulled over near the intersection of Hollywood and Cahuenga boulevards about 11:45 p.m. for an unspecified traffic violation, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told the Los Angeles Times. Young argued at the traffic stop and delayed officers, which prompted the arrest, the officer explained to USA Today. He was booked into jail and released on […]

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