Sunday, January 8, 2012

Los Angeles, CA: Police Kill 4 in Separate Weekend Shootings

Police killed three people in unrelated shootings in three counties in the last 24 hours.

The latest incident occurred at 11 p.m. Saturday in Anaheim. Police shot and killed a man who they said was carrying a rifle-type BB gun with a wooden stock, said Anaheim Sgt. Bob Dunn, a department spokesman.

Police went to an area on Ball Road after neighbors reported seeing a man carrying a gun, Dunn said. Dunn didn’t reveal any details of the incident, citing the ongoing investigation.

In Riverside, police shot David Ledezma, 52 on Saturday after 4 p.m. on Cypress Avenue. Police were called out for a domestic dispute. A fight between police and Ledezma escalated and police say they shot Ledezma several times.

In El Sereno, police shot a man identified as Juan Nunez, 34. Police said Nunez was armed with a gun and refused to drop it. The incident happened on Axtell Street in El Sereno at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police said they were sent to the area on reports of a man with a gun. The man, reportedly a father of two, may have been in a dispute with his wife or girlfriend, according to news reports.

Police did not say if a gun was recovered from the body or near it or if the man had fired a gun.

In San Bernardino on Saturday morning, police shot and killed a man, identified by police as Lorenzo Baca, after police said he engaged them in a running gun battle in the 800 block of West Fifth Street at the Interstate 215 overpass, police said. Police said they found a loaded gun and a screwdriver. No other details were immediately available.

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