Marissa Wenzke is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • The intersection in Ventura where a man was found fatally shot on Dec. 14, 2018, is seen in this undated image from Google Maps.

    Man Found Shot in Ventura Dies From His Wounds

    A man shot multiple times was found by police in a Ventura roadway Friday night and later died from his wounds, authorities said. Police received a call about gunshots heard near the intersection of Peacock Avenue and Hummingbird Street, officials said. When officers responded to the scene, they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said. The victim was rushed to Ventura County Medical Center but later died from his injuries. Detectives are investigating the crime while no other details […]

  • Left, robbers are seen being fought off by workers at a South Pasadena jewelry store on Dec. 14, 2018. The suspect vehicle in the robbery attempt is seen right in a photo released by police the following day.

    Police Release Images of Vehicle in South Pasadena Robbery Attempt Stopped by Workers

    Police released surveillance images Saturday of the vehicle driven by suspects in a South Pasadena robbery attempt that was stopped by store employees who fought them off — with one worker even pulling out a gun. After asking to look at Rolex watches, one of the two suspects pulled out a knife and started lunging at Jean Boujekian, owner of Vana Watch and Jewelry at Mission Street and Fremont Avenue.  The thwarted robbery attempt was caught on tape and unfolded just before 11 […]

  • Investigators remain at the scene of a fatal shooting the night of Dec. 14, 2018 in South L.A. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    Man Shot and Killed Inside Vehicle in Westmont Neighborhood of South L.A.

    A man was found slumped over in his vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds that proved fatal in the Westmont neighborhood of South L.A. late Friday night, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. First responders at the scene near Grand Avenue and West 93rd Street tried to revive the victim around 11:30 p.m. but he died from his wounds, police said. Detectives were canvassing the area in search of evidence and witnesses but no suspect is currently in custody, according […]

  • From left: Dashon Raymond White, 24; Daeon Raishawn Cox, 19; and Jada Shardae Allen, 18, are seen in photos released by Riverside police on Dec. 14, 2018.

    Masked Men Robbed AutoZones at Gunpoint in Crime Series Across Riverside, San Bernardino Counties: Police

    Three men and a juvenile have been arrested in connection with robbing more than a dozen AutoZone stores across San Bernardino and Riverside counties at gunpoint, police announced Friday. The crime spree started with two masked gunmen entering an AutoZone in San Jacinto on March 21, holding an employee with an AR-15 style rifle while cash was stolen from the store, according to police. The suspects were all taken into custody following a police chase Wednesday night. More than 30 AutoZones […]

  • Keith Jackson, who was struck while cycling along La Tuna Canyon in Sun Valley on Dec. 9, 2017, is seen being hospitalized after the near fatal crash in this undated image provided to KTLA by his family.

    A Year After Near Fatal Hit-and-Run, La Tuna Canyon Unveils Safety Improvements

    A bicyclist left seriously injured in a hit-and-run along La Tuna Canyon in Sun Valley last year spoke at the unveiling of new safety improvements to the street Friday. The speed limit has been lowered, new signs have been posted and lines painted along the roads to better distinguish lanes and a roughly 1.5-mile stretch of La Tuna Canyon has been reengineered, officials said. Pedestrians, horseback riders and cyclists can travel in the specially designated lane that’s also been improved. […]

  • Police and fire officials investigate the scene in Wilmington where a dead body was discovered following a fire on the morning of Dec. 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Person Detained After Dead Body Is Found Following Fire in Wilmington: LAPD

    One person has been detained as police investigate the scene where a dead body was discovered following a fire in Wilmington Friday morning, officials told KTLA. Firefighters responded to a blaze reported in the 1200 block of Marine Avenue just before 8 a.m., LAPD Officer Tony Im said. When they discovered a dead body, the firefighters called in Los Angeles police since the death appeared suspicious, Im said. One person has been detained as LAPD continues to investigate, Im said. No […]

  • In this photo illustration, credit debit and cards are seen on Nov. 3, 2017, in Bristol, England. (Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    Glendale Man Who Stole Using Over 500 Fake Debit and Credit Cards Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison: DOJ

    A Glendale man who owned and used more than 500 fraudulent debit and credit cards — which used stolen bank account information — has been sentenced to 60 months in prison, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Khachatur Zakaryan, 37, was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty to nine criminal charges including aggravated identity theft. He must serve another three years of supervised release following his time in prison, prosecutors said. According to prosecutors, Zakaryan drove to ATMS throughout the Las Vegas Valley to withdraw cash […]

  • This still comes from surveillance video at an Ontario restaurant that was provided to KTLA by a man named Jose, who was allegedly attacked there, on Dec. 13, 2018.

    Assailant Hurled Racist Remark at Man in Ontario Restaurant, Victim Says; Video Shows the Sudden Attack

    A man accused of attacking another customer at a restaurant in Ontario called the victim an “f—ing Mexican,” the victim told KTLA, in an incident local police are investigating as a potential hate crime. Surveillance video shows the victim’s body slam to the ground after another man walks directly into him and then stands over him as he tries getting up. The victim, 44-year-old Jose, had come into the Waba Grill off of Mountain Avenue around 1 p.m. during his […]

  • This photo of marijuana, hash oil and other equipment for producing the extract was released by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 13, 2018, after being found at a Lompoc home earlier that day.

    Hash Oil Lab Explodes in Santa Barbara County, Lighting Shed on Fire and Burning Man: Sheriff

    What authorities believe was a drug lab producing hash oil in Santa Barbara County went up in flames early Thursday morning, leaving a man seriously burned, according to sheriff’s officials. The injured 57-year-old man is believed to have been extracting hash oil inside a detached shed that’s part of a home in Lompoc, located in the 3900 block of Marion Ct., the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. An explosion and fire was reported at the residence […]