Category Archives: Dead

Killed – Sergio Lopez (Artesia, CA)

Sergio Lopez

Sergio Lopez, a 29-year-old white man, was shot and killed Thursday, Sept. 12, in the 12100 block of 180th Street in Artesia, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.

Witnesses said they were in their homes when they heard four or five gunshots, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. People came outside, found Lopez in his driveway and called deputies about 1:10 a.m.

No suspects or vehicles were seen leaving the area. Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:37 a.m.

A 25-year-old man who prosecutors say lured his cousin into a car in Artesia and fatally shot him because of a suspected affair was found guilty Monday of murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

A jury convicted Ulises Carbajal Velasco, a Latino from Norwalk, after fewer than two days of deliberation. Velasco thought that Sergio Lopez, 29, was having an affair with his estranged wife, prosecutors said.

On Sept. 12, 2013, Velasco, who was visiting Lopez, lured the man to a car, saying he needed help looking for something.

As Lopez bent down in the vehicle, Velasco shot him from behind several times, then left, prosecutors said.

Velasco later returned to the area and was questioned by deputies, who linked him to the crime through witness accounts. During the trial, Velasco’s estranged wife said she did not have an affair with Lopez. Prosecutors said there was no evidence to corroborate Velasco’s suspicion.

Velasco, who faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 23.

Killed – Dontae Renard Ross (Winston-Salem, NC)

Dontae Renard Ross

WINSTON-SALEM — Police are investigating the death of a Winston-Salem man.

Officers found Dontae Renard Ross, 21, of 822 Woodcote St., lying on the ground behind a house in the 2500 block of La Deara Crest Lane just before 1 a.m. Thursday.

Ross had a gunshot wound to his buttocks, according to a news release. Ross could not tell police who shot him.

He was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and underwent surgery. He died from his injuries.

On Friday, Judge David Hall of Forsyth Superior Court kept reminding Michael Damon Hines of two things – that he’s alive and that his actions in 2013 led to the death of another man, Dontae Renard Ross, an aspiring rapper and musician.

Both men have sons around the same age, but while Hines’ son can still see his father, Ross’ son can’t, Hall said.

“You may not have pulled the trigger but you were part of the group mentality that led to this man’s death,” he told Hines.

Hines, 23, of Kernersville, pleaded guilty Friday to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in connection to Ross’ death on Sept. 12, 2013. Hall sentenced Hines to almost two years to three years and four months in prison.

Joseph Anthony Pichardo Jr., 23, of Glenmont Road, is charged with murder in Ross’ death. Devonte Leon Hall, 23, of Promise Lane Court, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon. The cases of both men are pending.

Ross was shot around 1 a.m. Sept. 12, 2013 as he and two of his friends were walking along La Deara Crest Lane, Assistant District Attorney Sharleen Sullivan said.

Killed – John Andrew Bermea (San Antonio, TX)

John Andrew Bermea

SAN ANTONIO – Family members of 20-year old John “Andy” Bermea, who was shot and killed early Thursday morning, said he was a good man who was looking forward to being a new dad and starting college soon.

They said Bermea (pictured) thought some alleged robbers had hurt his aunt, Nana, so that’s why he went after them.

She said she had a special bond with her nephew and she believes he was trying to protect her and her three kids from three robbery suspects running through their apartment complex in the 10400 block of Huebner early Thursday morning.

The trio had allegedly just robbed the Corner Store down the street from the complex.

“He took off and I tried to tell him, ‘Andy, don’t do this, they’ve got guns. Come back, please Andy,’ and he’s like, ‘No, this is for the best,'” said Bermea.

But police say he was shot by one of the suspects minutes after they allegedly robbed a gas station nearby.

Mishael Lozano, Nicholas Pacheco, both 23, and a 16-year old boy have been arrested and charged with capital murder.

Police were called for a robbery at the Corner Store in the 10500 block of Huebner Road at midnight. Investigators said at least two men attempted to rob the store and then ran into an apartment complex right behind the store.

SAN ANTONIO — Police have arrested three suspects after a man was shot to death after a robbery on the Northwest Side Thursday morning.Investigators said the suspects were involved in a robbery at the Valero near Fredericksburg Road and Huebner Road just after midnight. The suspects ran across the street to the Chisolm Trace Apartments in the 10,500 block of Huebner Road, where officers began to chase them. Family of 20-year-old John Andrew Bermea say he was chasing the three robbers to help police when he was shot by one of them. Bermea’s aunt says he and John had just left the store when they saw the robbers running out. She says she begged her nephew not to chase them because they had guns. Nicholas Pacheco, 22, and Michael Lozano, 23, were arrested at the apartments. A juvenile was also arrested at the scene.

Mass Shooting – Killed – Delonta Hendrix (Washington, DC)

Delonta Hendrix

September 12, 2013

Multiple Shooting: 1100 Block of 1st Street, NW

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a shooting in which 4 victims were struck by gunfire in the 1100 block of 1st Street, NW. Three of the victims suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds and one victim was fatally wounded.

On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at approximately 11:56 pm, officers from the First District responded to the area of 1100 block of 1st Street, NW for the sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they located an unconscious adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the 100 block of Pierce Street, NW. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced.

Three additional victims were located. An adult male was located in the 1100 block of 1st Street, NW suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the lower body. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. A second adult male was located in the 100 block of Pierce Street, NW suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. A third victim, an adult male who suffered from a gunshot wound to the forearm, was transported to an area hospital by a friend.

The decedent is identified as 32 year-old Delonta Hendrix of Northwest, Washington, DC.

Killed – Kimone Mattis (Fort Lauderdale , FL)

Kimone Mattis

FORT LAUDERDALE — Family members are mourning a 22-year-old woman who was shot and killed as she pulled into her driveway late Wednesday night.

Kimone Mattis, the mother of a 15-month-old girl, may have been returning home from work at Irie Take-Out Jamaican restaurant on Oakland Park Boulevard in Lauderdale Lakes when the killing happened, her mother said.

“I’m puzzled myself,” Mattis’ mother, Paula Walker, said of the unsolved slaying. “She’s sweet and caring, family oriented. She loves her daughter so much. She’s just a sweet person.”

Mattis was alone in her silver Honda Civic when she was slain while arriving at the home she shared with an aunt and cousins in the 2900 block of Northwest 24th Street, Walker said.

It was close to midnight when relatives heard gunshots, she said.

Walker, who was notified of the shooting at 3 a.m. Thursday, said police told her Mattis was still in her Honda when she was gunned down. After the shots rang out, Mattis’ Honda rolled backward into the street, she said.

Mattis was pronounced dead at Broward Health Medical Center, police officials said.

Killed – Bob David Pate (Charlotte, NC)

Bob David Pate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Detectives with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating a homicide on Stonehenge Lane, according to a news release.

Police received the call at 11:47 p.m. Wednesday about shots fired. After arriving, they were notified that a man was at the 3200 block of Beatties Ford Road suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Bob David Pate Jr., 25, died around 3 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, according to a release.

Killed – Samuel Clemons (Columbia, SC)


Columbia Police have charged a man with the murder of a 37-year-old whose body was found on the side of a Richland County road on Sept. 12.

Kenny Edward Goree, 41, is accused of shooting and killing Samuel S. Clemons of Columbia.

Clemons’ body was found by a passerby at the 2400 block of Center Street on Sept. 12.

Investigators think the shooting occurred between 11 and 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 11. A motive for the shooting is still being investigated.

Goree is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Samuel S. Clemons, 37, of Columbia, was found around 8 a.m. Thursday on the side of the road of Center Street near McFadden Street, Watts said.—-columbia/article_2d2f7b24-1db6-11e3-91a8-001a4bcf887a.html