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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1992
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man after he pointed a gun at them and ignored their repeated commands to drop the weapon. Deputy Bill Martin said deputies were called to the Walnut Park home of Margarita Salazar, 39, shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Salazar, who lives in the 7400 block of Mabrisa Avenue, had been beaten by a man with a blunt instrument. "Salazar directed the deputies to a trailer park and warned them that her assailant had a gun," Martin said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1992
The family of a man who died in a March 29 shootout that also claimed the life of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy filed a wrongful death claim against the county Wednesday. R. Samuel Paz, an attorney representing the wife and children of Homero Isidoro Ibarra, 30, said Ibarra had complied with deputies' commands to raise his hands over his head before he was shot to death in the gun battle behind a garage in the unincorporated Walnut Park area.
NEWS
September 23, 1993
The graffiti-scarred house at Pacific Boulevard and Cudahy Street should be a mere memory by the end of next month. Under a county plan, the three-bedroom, Spanish-style house at 2556 Cudahy St., once a standout on a block of well-kept single-family homes, will be demolished in October.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2001 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the idea of using schools and other existing resources to bring parks and after-school programs to the inner city catches on, a modern recreational facility might look something like this: Walnut Park Elementary in Southeast Los Angeles functions as a school until 3 p.m. Now, on weekday evenings and weekends, its playgrounds and a new lush nature park next to the school will probably be alive with children in sports clinics and science walks.
NEWS
April 26, 1993
Two girls, ages 11 and 14, were killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday in Walnut Park, authorities said. The girls were walking down Beach Street at about 1 a.m. when they were struck by gunfire from a dark-colored van, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Robert Stoneman. Investigators believed that the attack was gang-related, but no arrests have been made and no motive was known, Stoneman said. Eileen Fuentes, 11, and Celia Luquin, 14, died at Martin Luther King Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's deputies were searching for two men Monday--one of them wanted for one murder in Los Angeles and two in El Salvador--in connection with a Sunday night shootout in Walnut Park that left a deputy seriously wounded and one suspect dead. Deputy Nelson Yamamoto, 26--who was shot in the abdomen, shoulder, leg and foot--remained in serious condition at the Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center on Monday after surgery.
NEWS
June 6, 1989 | BETTINA BOXALL, Times Staff Writer
A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed near South Gate Monday, and two 13-year-olds were arrested and booked on suspicion of murder, authorities said. Investigators said all three belonged to the same gang. However, the 20-year-old sister of one of the suspects said the shooting was an accident and that "all three boys were friends." "They hung around together," she said. The victim was killed by a shotgun blast shortly before 2 p.m. in the 2400 block of Cole Place in Walnut Park, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, Sheriff's Deputy Pat Hunter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
Two men allegedly bound another man and stole his vehicle early Thursday after the victim voluntarily followed two women to a Norwalk residence, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said. The victim, who had met the women earlier Thursday morning in Walnut Park, called the Norwalk sheriff's station just before 4 a.m. to report the incident, authorities said. He said he had driven to the 15400 block of Longworth Avenue , where he was confronted by two males, according to a sheriff's news release.
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