YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsShoot Out

Shoot Out

May 27, 1989
A suspected cocaine dealer was killed and two others were critically wounded in a shoot-out with police at a MacArthur Park-area motel in Los Angeles, police said. After several hours of observing cocaine dealing from a room at the Budget Inn, 1710 W. 7th St., five officers walked up to the door with a search warrant and demanded entry early Thursday, Lt. William Hall said. When the men in the room would not let them in, the officers smashed the door and were met with gunfire, Hall said.
November 10, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
Despite suffering a bruised foot in training camp, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is off to the most efficient start of his career. Through six games, Bryant is averaging 27.2 points a game while shooting 55.9% from the field, 44% from three-point range and 90.5% from the line. To put that in perspective, Bryant's best year from the field was in 2008-9 when he shot 46.7% from the field.  His career high from behind the arc (38.3%) was in 2002-3.  He converted 86.8% from the line in 2006-7.
May 12, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Matthew G. Kaufman, 25, who was wounded in a shoot-out with Orange County sheriff's deputies this week, was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm, auto theft, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest, authorities said today. The Orange County district attorney's office filed the charges Thursday against Kaufman for the attempted murder of Orange County Sheriff's deputies Steve Ripple, Wayne Peters and John Heppert Jr. Ripple received a minor head injury during the shoot-out when he was grazed in the forehead.
January 15, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
The Clippers and Lakers played Saturday night at Staples Center in a matchup some dubbed "Battle: L.A. " Just down the street a day later, UCLA and USC engaged in their own city-limits kerfuffle, but with watered-down stakes and a desert-like drought of hype or outside interest. With each team going nowhere slowly during seasons that probably will end without a postseason tournament appearance, only bragging rights could be won. UCLA took those, winning, 66-47, in front of a season-high 8,474 at the Galen Center.
June 1, 1989
A Southwest Los Angeles neighborhood was disrupted by a running shoot-out between undercover narcotics agents and fleeing teen-agers, who raced between houses and vaulted back-yard fences, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. One suspect was wounded and three were caught. The gunfire erupted about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after three teen-agers, two of them wielding handguns, robbed an undercover officer who had just bought some rock cocaine on a side street near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Florence Avenue in Hyde Park, taking his cash and car keys, Officer Roger Mora said.
May 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
Police and federal agents, helped by tracker dogs, hunted Wednesday through Puebla state for 22 of 25 inmates who escaped from a prison here, authorities said. Three escapees were recaptured after a shoot-out Tuesday.
June 8, 1989
Sheriff's deputies made three arrests and seized six guns Wednesday after searching 15 residences for weapons used in a gang-related shoot-out in Norwalk last month, officials said. The arrests of two adults and a juvenile, whose names were not released, were not directly related to the shoot-out on Pontlavoy Avenue on May 28, Deputy Dan Cox said. One adult was arrested Wednesday on an outstanding warrant, and the other for allegedly battering a deputy who was trying to search his home.
December 14, 1990
The picture on the front page (Dec. 6) of Secretary of State James Baker with scowling face and pointing finger says it all. Baker is from Texas and obviously is trying to play the role of top gunslinger. The Persian Gulf crisis, however, should not be treated like a shoot-out on the plains. America and the world need more than a cowboy in the saddle. We need a diplomat with a world view. PETER W. MASON Los Angeles
July 7, 1986
The only difference between the "shoot-out at the O.K. Corral" and the "shoot-out at the Rodeo Dr. Corral" is the time element. The U.S. marshal, Wyatt Earp, and his deputies dispatched the "bad guys to their happy hunting grounds" in a relatively few minutes. The Beverly Hills police and sheriff's deputies took more than 13 hours with disastrous results--three hostages dead and two wounded. The culprit, a 22-year old drop-out from reality, was slightly wounded and will no doubt recover to stand trial for murder one with special circumstances.
February 3, 1985 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and ROBERT WELKOS, Times Staff Writers
Whenever Samuel Benitez, who now lives in Portland, Ore., even thinks about his old job as a Los Angeles policeman, he says he starts coughing. And the closer he gets to Los Angeles, the worse the hacking gets. Benitez, 35, claims that the cough is caused by stress from working for the Los Angeles Police Department. Complaining that the cough disabled him, he recently won a lifetime tax-free disability pension of $1,480 a month, plus $51,390 in back benefits.
June 15, 2010 | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
A shootout between Mexican soldiers and gunmen Tuesday left at least 14 people dead in the scenic mining town of Taxco, known to tourists for its silver jewelry. Authorities in the southern state of Guerrero said all those killed during the morning shootout appeared to be gunmen. State officials had not provided more details by late afternoon. Mexican news reports said the shooting broke out when troops went to search a suspected criminal hide-out in Taxco, a picturesque town of stone-paved streets and silver shops that draws thousands of visitors each year.
December 20, 2009 | By Robert Faturechi
A police advocacy group has criticized an appeals court judgment last week overturning a law that prevented violent felons from owning body armor, saying the ruling will put officers and the public in danger. The decade-old ban was enacted after the 1997 North Hollywood shootout, a confrontation between police and two heavily armored bank robbers that injured officers and civilians. The state Legislature passed the ban in 1998 as a measure to protect police. Thursday's ruling by the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles overturned the state law, saying it was unconstitutional because the definition of body armor was too vague.
February 6, 2009 | Matea Gold
In recent months, this city's soundstages have been teeming with film and television productions, the result of a generous tax credit aimed at luring more shoots to New York. But it remains to be seen how long those stages will be full. On Thursday, the state confirmed that it had run through the $515 million set aside for the tax credit program through 2013.
May 10, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta
Windows of more than 50 cars were shot out with a BB or pellet gun in attacks on parked vehicles early Friday, authorities said. Responding to a call about 2 a.m., police found car windows shot out along several streets including the 1000 and 1100 blocks of East Hollyvale Street and in the 300 block of Calera Avenue. On Mauna Loa Avenue between Barranca Avenue and Citrus Avenue, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, seven car windows were shattered. Officials believe that after hitting Azusa, the vandals headed east to Glendora.
April 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Miss America 1944 has a talent that probably has never appeared on a beauty pageant stage: She fired a handgun to shoot out a vehicle's tires and stop an intruder. Venus Ramey, 82, confronted a man on her farm in south-central Kentucky last week after she saw her dog run into a storage building where thieves had previously made off with old farm equipment. Ramey said the man told her he would leave. "I said, 'Oh, no you won't,' and I shot their tires so they couldn't leave," Ramey said.
May 4, 2005 | Richard Winton and Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writers
Public fear about rising freeway violence is "perception, not reality," Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton said Tuesday as law enforcement officials tried to calm worries about the recent string of freeway shootings while continuing to search for the assailants. California Highway Patrol officials said they are concerned about growing public apprehension, fearing that the heavy media coverage may be building upon itself and inspiring copycat attacks.
January 31, 1988 | Rick Sherwood \f7
Talk about launching the Feb TV Sweeps with a bang! It's Bronson vs. Bronson vs. Bronson on three L.A. independent stations the same two nights--Thursday and Friday--and even the same 8 p.m. time slot. "The battle of the Bronsons--it had to happen," says KTLA Channel 5 G.M. Steve Bell. "What it says is that Charles Bronson is a big bankable star for television." Bell added that while he recalls cases where two "Chuck" movies have competed, he thinks three is some kind of record.
May 24, 1985 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles gang member was convicted Thursday of four counts of first-degree murder in the mistaken-identity shootings of four relatives of retired professional football star Kermit Alexander. Horace Burns, 20, sat motionless as the jury--which must next decide whether Burns receives the death penalty or life in prison without possibility of parole--announced its verdict to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz.
July 20, 2004 | Nikki Usher, Times Staff Writer
With El Monte broiling in the low 90s Sunday, 6-year-old Bryesha Limbrick begged anyone who would listen in her family's small apartment to take her for some ice cream. Around 8 p.m., her grandmother relented, handed her some change and sent her with a 20-year-old uncle to the nearby 7-Eleven. A few minutes later, Bryesha, with ice cream in hand, was walking out of the Valley Boulevard store with her uncle, Gustavo Ramirez, when they noticed two men in the parking lot, one holding a rifle.
March 21, 2004 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
Dynasty may not be household name yet, but in the increasingly popular sport of paintball, the San Diego team is the closest thing to, well, a dynasty. "They are the Tiger Woods of the sport," said Chuck Hendsch, president of the National Professional Paintball League. The league kicked off its first tournament of the year in Huntington Beach this weekend, with 160 teams from a dozen countries competing for $75,000 in prize money. The finals are today.
Los Angeles Times Articles