Marissa Wenzke is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • Father of Melyda Corado Pleads for ‘Justice’ 1 Year After She Was Killed in LAPD Shootout in Silver Lake

    A year after Melyda Corado was fatally struck by a police bullet in a shootout outside a Silver Lake grocery store, loved ones gathered at a church Sunday to remember her life and plead for justice in her death. Corado, 27, was working as an assistant manager at the store along Hyperion Avenue when she was shot as Los Angeles police officers exchanged gunfire with a man accused of shooting his grandmother before leading officers on a chase that started […]

  • Law enforcement officials investigate the scene where a man was fatally shot during a suspected robbery in South L.A. on July 21, 2019. (Credit: Onscene.TV)

    Suspected Robber Fatally Shot Inside Vehicle in South L.A., Police Say

    A man was fatally shot inside a vehicle while attempting to commit a robbery early Sunday in South Los Angeles, according to police. The shooting occurred about 4:10 a.m. at a location in the 7300 block of South Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Cervantes said. The area lies along the border between Manchester Square and Vermont Knolls. Cervantes said the man was fatally shot while trying to commit a robbery, and the person he was trying to […]

  • Genoveva Rivera Robles, 59, of Long Beach, pictured in a photo provided by family.

    ‘Reckless’: Police Believe Woman Fatally Shot in Long Beach Was Not Killer’s Intended Target

    Authorities said Sunday that a Long Beach woman fatally shot the night before by a bullet that entered her home is not believed to have been the killer’s intended target — describing the shooting as “reckless.” Officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the 1100 block of East 10th Street just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, according to news release from the Long Beach Police Department. Genoveva Rivera Robles, 59, was found suffering from a gunshot wound […]

  • An area of Long Beach near where a man was fatally shot July 21, 2019, is seen in this undated image. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Man in Long Beach Was Arguing With Gunman Before He Was Fatally Shot, Police Say

    A man fatally shot in Long Beach had gotten into a verbal argument with the gunman just before he was killed early Sunday, police said. Officers responded around 2 a.m. to the 1200 block of Molino Avenue, where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso, according to the Long Beach Police Department. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. He later died from his injuries. Investigators believe at least one […]

  • Police ID Suspect Being Sought in ‘Vicious’ Beating of His Fiancee and Her Mother in Glendale

    A man accused of brutally beating his 25-year-old fiancee and her mother in Glendale is being sought by police, who released his name and information about his vehicle Friday. Brian Cruz, 28, is suspected of leaving his fiancee in critical condition and her mother in serious condition after a beating with what police believe was a hammer. He was driving a black GMC Sierra Denali pickup truck, with a black license plate No. BCG1129. Police said he had a prior […]

  • A police vehicle is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

    Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assault of 13-Year-Old Girl Inside Trailer in Ventura

    A man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl inside a camping trailer in Ventura has been arrested, authorities said Friday. The victim told police patrol officers around 1 a.m. on July 12 that she had been assaulted by 26-year-old Wade Austen Allen, according to the Ventura Police Department. Officials said an ensuing investigation backed the girl’s allegation. Detectives arrested Allen in the 2900 block of Johnson Drive on July 18, police said, and cocaine and ecstasy were allegedly found […]

  • What appears to be a sex act being performed in a patrol car in Santa Ana is seen in a video posted to Youtube by O.C. Weekly on July 18, 2019. (Credit: O.C. Weekly)

    Internal Probe Launched After Video Captures Possible Sex Act in Patrol Car in Santa Ana

    The Santa Ana Police Department said Friday it has launched an internal investigation after video posted online depicts what appears to be a sex act being performed in a patrol car. The video was posted to YouTube by O.C. Weekly on Thursday although it’s unclear where it first surfaced. It claims to have been recorded on April 10 around 2 p.m. in a police car alongside the train tracks in Santa Ana. In a statement to KTLA, Santa Ana Cpl. […]

  • Rapper YG's Hollywood Hills home is seen being raided by sheriff's deputies on July 18, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Several Detained in Raid on Rapper YG’s Hollywood Hills Home — Linked to Deadly Compton Shootout

    Several people have been detained and one man was arrested after deputies raided a home leased to rapper YG in connection with a deadly shootout and pursuit earlier this month, authorities said Thursday. Tyquan Williams, 29, was arrested on suspicion of a weapons-related charge and is being held on $25,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. No details were released about those detained. The department confirmed the raid was linked to a chase involving an SUV registered […]

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    Ex-Ventura County Naval Base Worker Sentenced to More Than 5 Years for $1.2 Million in Kickbacks

    An Oxnard man who worked at Naval Base Ventura County as a contract official has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for a massive bribery scheme that netted $1.2 million in illegal kickbacks, authorities said Monday. Fernando Barroso Sr. conspired with Theodore Bauer, a Ventura County businessman, to fraudulently collect hundreds of thousands in kickbacks through a bribery scheme spanning several years, according to federal prosecutors. Barroso, 69, admitted to defrauding the U.S., submitting false claims […]

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