Community Scanner

By: 
Steve Propes

Monday, February 7

4000 block of E. 10th St. At 9 a.m., a woman was outside her home where she began arguing with 25-year-old Malik Alim Baird, 25 of Carson. As the argument escalated, Baird shot the woman, also wounding a 16-year-old boy walking nearby. Taken to a local hospital with upper body wounds, both victims and are expected to survive. Police described the boy’s injuries as “minor gunshot wounds.” Police believe that the woman and Baird knew each other. Baird was arrested at 2:25 p.m. at his home in the 800 block of Meadbrook Street and booked into jail for attempted murder, held on $1 million bail.

Artesia Blvd. near Rose Ave. At 11 p.m., a 37-year-old man was standing in the roadway when the driver of a dark-colored sedan hit him. The driver of the sedan fled the scene, last seen eastbound on Artesia Boulevard. The victim died at a hospital. Police said speed may have been a factor in the collision.

Tuesday, February 8

1400 block of Long Beach Blvd. Armando Train, 25, of Long Beach was arrested on suspicion of shooting to death Eduardo Alonso, 30, a homeless man in a vacant building on January 29 near 10th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Train was booked into jail on suspicion of murder, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of narcotics and a parole violation, held on $2 million bail.

Wednesday, February 9

5400 block of Atlantic Ave. At 7 a.m., a female told police she’d been assaulted by her boyfriend, Jeremy Wade, a 23-year-old resident of Los Angeles. She told police he and her child were asleep at nearby Scottish Inns motel room. Police located Wade, but the 10-month-old male infant, Isiah Gaston was unresponsive and later succumbed to injuries. Wade was arrested for murder, assault on a child causing death, false imprisonment by violence and a misdemeanor count of battery on a spouse of girlfriend, bail $2,050,000.

Thursday, February 10

600 block of East Burnett St. Gaylon Bolton, 33, of Los Angeles man was shot at 9:45 p.m. Officers attempted life-saving measures, but he died. Now police are seeking his killer.

Artesia Blvd. and Orizaba Ave. At 8:32 p.m., the unlicensed 17-year-old driver of a 2011 Lincoln MKS was driving eastbound on Artesia Boulevard, struck Willie Jackson, 48, who was laying down in the street, leaving him pinned under the car. Extricating him from under the vehicle, fire personnel determined Jackson dead. The teen driver was released to his parents.

Saturday, February 12

5400 block of Long Beach Blvd. At 5:40 p.m., officers found 22-year-old Christian Santillan of Long Beach deceased from a gunshot to his upper body. Told of a silver van leaving the scene, and “through their thorough investigation,” detectives discovered evidence identifying the shooter as 54-year-old Quentin Anderson.

Sunday, February 13

900 block of E. 109th St., Los Angeles. At 6:44 a.m., the van registered to murder suspect Quentin Anderson gave away his location. Arrested leaving a residence without a fight; booked on one count of murder, Anderson’s no bail was for an outstanding parole violation.

Aquarium Way. Donuts being done at 11:20 a.m., no doubt created by a wealthy out-of-towners partying before showing up at SoFi.

900 block of 20th St. At 11 p.m., a man heard a loud noise, realized that he had been shot, went to the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower body. Officers found bullet casings and several parked, unoccupied vehicles and residences struck by gunfire. That is all.

100 block of W. Ocean Blvd. At 8:19 p.m., a man and a woman were shot in the lower body after a verbal dispute. Police arrested Brandon Anthony Gaither, 33, on a variety of charges, like two counts of attempted murder, as an example, held on $2 million bail.

Tuesday, February 15

California Ave. and E. San Antonio Dr. At 4:30 p.m., after an SUV crashed into a tree in the roadway median in rainy weather, rescuers found six people trapped inside. At least one person had to be cut out using the Jaws of Life. Four victims were taken to the hospital, where two were in serious condition.

Friday, February 18

17th St. and Oregon Ave. At 7:40 a.m., a 59-year-old city worker was driving a Ford F250 truck from a public maintenance yard when the pickup struck a male bicyclist, who ran a stop sign in the middle of the intersection. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

2700 block of Orange Ave. At 8:17 p.m., a woman and the suspect were sitting in a parked car near a cemetery when the suspect whom she knew shot her in the upper torso. 

200 block of East 47th St. At 10:14 p.m., a man received non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his upper torso and lower body, when an “unknown” number of suspects approached and shot him. The man went to a local hospital, the unknowns in the wind.

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