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January 24, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
Homicide detectives in Santa Ana are investigating the early Friday morning shooting death of a man who was discovered lying on the ground in a residential neighborhood. Police said the man's identity is still not known. Someone called police about 1:10 a.m. Friday to report that a person was lying on the ground in the 1400 block of South Standard Street, according to a Santa Ana police news release. The officers who responded to the scene saw that the man had been shot and alerted paramedics, who pronounced him dead at the scene, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1995
Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide detectives asked for public help Wednesday in identifying a woman whose remains were found last week in a cardboard box west of the Golden State Freeway. The woman was white, perhaps Latina, 60 to 70 years old, 5 to 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighed about 150 pounds and had light brown or blond hair, Deputy Brian Jones said. Jones said the coroner's office has been unable to determine the cause of death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2000
Two men were killed in a shooting at a liquor store Wednesday night, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 7 p.m. at F & M Liquors, 905 Avenue R East, near the Sierra Highway, according to Deputy Valentine Rosario of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Rosario said authorities had scant information on the killings, adding that homicide detectives were en route to the scene late Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Robbers in ski masks fatally shot a 35-year-old man in his home early Tuesday and escaped. The two men forced their way into Jonathan Knight's house on East Lingard Street just before 4 a.m. and shot him in the head, Deputy Alba Yates said. Four other family members were uninjured, Yates added. Anyone with information on the slaying is asked to call homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2009 | Maeve Reston
Homicide detectives in San Bernardino County are looking for clues in the shooting death of a 39-year-old man in the parking lot of Victor Valley Mortuary in Victorville. The mortuary was closed when the man, identified as Robert Durham, was shot just before 11 a.m. Saturday. He died two hours later at Loma Linda University Medical Center. -- -- Maeve Reston
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2000
Two men were killed in a shooting at a liquor store Wednesday night, authorities said. The shooting happened about 7 p.m. at F&M Liquors, located at 905 Avenue R East, near the Sierra Highway, said Sheriff's Deputy Valentine Rosario. Rosario said authorities had scant information on the killings, adding that homicide detectives were en route to the scene late Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | By Lauren Raab, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Sheriff's homicide detectives were in La Puente early Wednesday to investigate the stabbing death of a man.  The incident was reported about 2:45 a.m. in the 15900 block of Old Valley Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details were immediately available.  According to the Los Angeles Times Homicide Report, two other homicides have occurred within a mile of the Old Valley Boulevard location in the last 12 months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Lancaster man was found shot to death in the desert next to his all-terrain cycle, authorities said Monday night. The victim was identified as Stephen Finson, 47, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Authorities said Finson was last seen by family members Sunday and was reported missing about 1 a.m. Monday. A search was launched, and his body was discovered shortly before 9 a.m. in the 3300 block of East Avenue H in Lancaster. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the Sheriff's Department said.
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