Category Archives: California

Killed – Ashlee Walker (Oakland, CA)

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OAKLAND — A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder and will be prosecuted as an adult in the fatal shooting on New Year’s Eve of a 21-year-old woman in East Oakland, authorities said Tuesday.

Authorities said Dashawn Cooper is charged with killing Ashlee Walker, of Oakland, a college student and fast-food restaurant worker. She was shot while in a car with three other people who had stopped about 9:15 p.m. Dec. 31 in the 2000 block of 22nd Avenue to meet someone.

Cooper is also charged with three counts of attempted murder because there were other people in the car, none of whom were wounded.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24908831/oakland-17-year-old-boy-charged-new-years

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_24828229/oakland-woman-slain-last-2013-homicide-identified

http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_26648864/oakland-judge-orders-18-year-old-stand-trial

http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_24827427/oakland-one-person-injured-new-years-eve-shooting?source=rss

http://sfist.com/2014/01/01/woman_killed_man_injured_in_two_sep.php

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/01/01/police-id-woman-shot-killed-in-oakland-on-new-years-eve/

Killed – Dontae Hayes (Riverside, CA)

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RIVERSIDE – A man fatally shot during an armed confrontation with Riverside police was identified today.

He was Dontae Hayes, 20, of Riverside, according to the Riverside County Coroner.

The shooting occurred when Hayes pulled a handgun after making contact with officers at Arlington Park, near Miller and Roosevelt streets, at 11:40 a.m., said Lt. Guy Toussant of the Riverside Police Department.

Toussant said officers decided to handcuff Hayes before questioning him, in an area adjacent to a children’s playground.

The mother of a man who Riverside police shot to death in Arlington Park on Dec. 31, 2013, is seeking at least $25,000 from the city.

Taffy Hayes, mother of Dontae Daveon Lewis Hayes, has filed a claim for damages with the city that alleges wrongful death and violation of civil rights.

http://www.dailybulletin.com/general-news/20140101/riverside-man-fatally-shot-by-police-identified

http://www.pe.com/articles/riverside-697248-shooting-filed.html

http://www.pe.com/articles/-747480–.html

http://www.cityofriverside.org/cprc/OIDs/13-040_Hayes/2)_Press/12-31-13_Press_Release_P13-186428_OIS.pdf

http://www.pe.com/articles/-741469–.html

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/man-shot-by-officers-at-arlington-park/

http://www.riversideca.gov/CPRC/OIDs/13-040_Hayes/2)_Press/12-31-13_Police_kill_man_who_pulled_gun_on_officers.pdf

http://www.pe.com/articles/-742330–.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-man-riverside-ois-20131231-story.html

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Officer-Police-Involved-Shooting-Riverside-Arlington-Park-238321181.html

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Dontae-Hayes&lc=7067&pid=168998844&uuid=4cfab18f-de9b-40e0-bc16-05b8afa2d754

Killed – Damien Toney Jr. (Santa Rosa, CA)

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A man was shot and killed early Tuesday in Santa Rosa, police said.

Damien Toney Jr., 20, of Santa Rosa was found on the ground in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 2001 Piner Road about 2 a.m. He had been shot in the chest and arm.

Witnesses testified Monday that a man shot dead outside a Santa Rosa party had been fighting inside with his suspected killer’s cousin just minutes before he was gunned down.

Damien Wadell Toney Jr., 20, was seen choking the cousin, identified in court as Paula Brisco, in the Piner Road apartment early New Year’s Eve, police Detective Andrew Riley said at a preliminary hearing.

The two, who had a child together, apparently got into a fight in front of about 25 other partygoers, Riley said. Toney was kicked out and continued a confrontation with Brisco’s cousin, then 15-year-old Joseph Mario Varela, Riley said.

Varela pulled a gun and shot Toney in the chest, police and other party guests said. Police believe Varela’s friend, Manuel Khiobouakham, 19, also fired on Toney.

After initially denying his role, Varela told police he aimed the gun at Toney just to scare him, Riley said. But he said he ended up shooting Toney when the older man punched him in the chin, he said.

Riley said an autopsy showed Toney was shot twice in the chest with two different guns. The gun Varela is believed to have used, a .45-caliber pistol, was found in a friend’s house, Riley said.

(01-03) 17:54 PST SANTA ROSA — A 15-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with murder in the shooting death of a man outside a Santa Rosa party, prosecutors said Friday.

Joseph Mario Varela was also charged with gun enhancements in the slaying Tuesday of Damien Toney Jr., 20, of Santa Rosa. Varela is beng held without bail at Sonoma County Jail.

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Man-shot-to-death-in-Santa-Rosa-5104917.php

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2586927-181/pd-default-story-headline-xy

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2230042-181/20-year-old-fatally-shot-in-west

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3994345-181/trial-begins-for-teens-suspected

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/02/24/santa-rosa-teens-plead-not-guilty-in-new-years-eve-killing/

http://www.petaluma360.com/news/1853200-181/15-year-old-charged-as-adult-in

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Teen-charged-as-adult-in-Santa-Rosa-party-killing-5112542.php

http://www.petaluma360.com/news/1853129-181/motive-not-yet-known-in

Mass Shooting – Killed – Boy – Ramon Miranda Jr. (Fontana, CA)

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Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children with multiple gunshot wounds, inside a Fontana, Calif. home after what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Police obtained a search warrant overnight and are continuing the investigation Tuesday morning at the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue. Authorities received a call from a 16-year-old boy who said his family members had been injured or possibly killed in the house, according to Fontana police Sgt. Doug Imhof.

“We located four bodies, two children, a female about 12 years old, a male about 10 years old, a female victim adult 35 to 40 (years old) and a male about the same age,” Imhof said. “It appears as though they all lived there.”

The victims were identified as 38 year-old Ramon Miranda, 34 year-old Silvia Miranda, 10 year-old Rayna Miranda, and 12 year-old Ramon Miranda Jr., according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.

Silvia, Rayna and Ramon Jr. suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. The man, Ramon Miranda, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police said.

At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Fontana police officers were called to the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue, where they discovered the bodies of Ramon Miranda, 38, and Silvia Miranda, 34, and their son Ramon Jr., 12, and daughter Rayna, 10, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office.

Boy, 16, finds bullet-riddled bodies of his mother and two siblings after ‘stepfather gunned them down in grisly murder-suicide’
Bodies found in blood-smeared home late Monday in Fontana, California
Stepfather Ramon Miranda, 38, apparently shot and killed 34-year-old Silvia Miranda and her children, 12-year-old Ramon Jr. and 10-year-old Rayna
They were discovered by Silvia Miranda’s son, 16, who had gone to check on the family after he’d been unable to contact them
Neighbors reported hearing arguing before family was found dead

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/bodies-found-fontana-home-homicide-investigation-238201121.html

http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20131231/fontana-family-found-dead-in-apparent-triple-murder-suicide

http://ktla.com/2013/12/31/four-people-including-2-children-found-dead-in-fontana-home/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/01/ramon-miranda_n_4527451.html

http://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/news/article_798310dc-4658-508f-8bde-4b641e56017e.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-fontana-deaths-20140101-story.html

http://abc7.com/archive/9376728/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/people-including-children-found-killed-california-home-article-1.1562139

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/authorities-probe-deaths-of-2-children-2-adults-in-fontana/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2532150/Family-four-including-children-10-12-dead-home-argument.html

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/01/teen-son-finds-mother-and-3-other-family-members-dead-in-apparent-murder/

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2013/dec/31/2-children-2-adults-found-slain-california-home/

Mass Shooting – Killed – Silvia Miranda (Fontana, CA)

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Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children with multiple gunshot wounds, inside a Fontana, Calif. home after what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Police obtained a search warrant overnight and are continuing the investigation Tuesday morning at the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue. Authorities received a call from a 16-year-old boy who said his family members had been injured or possibly killed in the house, according to Fontana police Sgt. Doug Imhof.

“We located four bodies, two children, a female about 12 years old, a male about 10 years old, a female victim adult 35 to 40 (years old) and a male about the same age,” Imhof said. “It appears as though they all lived there.”

The victims were identified as 38 year-old Ramon Miranda, 34 year-old Silvia Miranda, 10 year-old Rayna Miranda, and 12 year-old Ramon Miranda Jr., according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.

Silvia, Rayna and Ramon Jr. suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. The man, Ramon Miranda, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police said.

At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Fontana police officers were called to the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue, where they discovered the bodies of Ramon Miranda, 38, and Silvia Miranda, 34, and their son Ramon Jr., 12, and daughter Rayna, 10, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office.

Boy, 16, finds bullet-riddled bodies of his mother and two siblings after ‘stepfather gunned them down in grisly murder-suicide’
Bodies found in blood-smeared home late Monday in Fontana, California
Stepfather Ramon Miranda, 38, apparently shot and killed 34-year-old Silvia Miranda and her children, 12-year-old Ramon Jr. and 10-year-old Rayna
They were discovered by Silvia Miranda’s son, 16, who had gone to check on the family after he’d been unable to contact them
Neighbors reported hearing arguing before family was found dead

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/bodies-found-fontana-home-homicide-investigation-238201121.html

http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20131231/fontana-family-found-dead-in-apparent-triple-murder-suicide

http://ktla.com/2013/12/31/four-people-including-2-children-found-dead-in-fontana-home/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/01/ramon-miranda_n_4527451.html

http://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/news/article_798310dc-4658-508f-8bde-4b641e56017e.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-fontana-deaths-20140101-story.html

http://abc7.com/archive/9376728/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/people-including-children-found-killed-california-home-article-1.1562139

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/authorities-probe-deaths-of-2-children-2-adults-in-fontana/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2532150/Family-four-including-children-10-12-dead-home-argument.html

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/01/teen-son-finds-mother-and-3-other-family-members-dead-in-apparent-murder/

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2013/dec/31/2-children-2-adults-found-slain-california-home/

Mass Shooting – Dead – Ramon Miranda (Fontana, CA)

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Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children with multiple gunshot wounds, inside a Fontana, Calif. home after what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Police obtained a search warrant overnight and are continuing the investigation Tuesday morning at the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue. Authorities received a call from a 16-year-old boy who said his family members had been injured or possibly killed in the house, according to Fontana police Sgt. Doug Imhof.

“We located four bodies, two children, a female about 12 years old, a male about 10 years old, a female victim adult 35 to 40 (years old) and a male about the same age,” Imhof said. “It appears as though they all lived there.”

The victims were identified as 38 year-old Ramon Miranda, 34 year-old Silvia Miranda, 10 year-old Rayna Miranda, and 12 year-old Ramon Miranda Jr., according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.

Silvia, Rayna and Ramon Jr. suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. The man, Ramon Miranda, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police said.

At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Fontana police officers were called to the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue, where they discovered the bodies of Ramon Miranda, 38, and Silvia Miranda, 34, and their son Ramon Jr., 12, and daughter Rayna, 10, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office.

Boy, 16, finds bullet-riddled bodies of his mother and two siblings after ‘stepfather gunned them down in grisly murder-suicide’
Bodies found in blood-smeared home late Monday in Fontana, California
Stepfather Ramon Miranda, 38, apparently shot and killed 34-year-old Silvia Miranda and her children, 12-year-old Ramon Jr. and 10-year-old Rayna
They were discovered by Silvia Miranda’s son, 16, who had gone to check on the family after he’d been unable to contact them
Neighbors reported hearing arguing before family was found dead

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/bodies-found-fontana-home-homicide-investigation-238201121.html

http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20131231/fontana-family-found-dead-in-apparent-triple-murder-suicide

http://ktla.com/2013/12/31/four-people-including-2-children-found-dead-in-fontana-home/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/01/ramon-miranda_n_4527451.html

http://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/news/article_798310dc-4658-508f-8bde-4b641e56017e.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-fontana-deaths-20140101-story.html

http://abc7.com/archive/9376728/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/people-including-children-found-killed-california-home-article-1.1562139

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/authorities-probe-deaths-of-2-children-2-adults-in-fontana/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2532150/Family-four-including-children-10-12-dead-home-argument.html

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/01/teen-son-finds-mother-and-3-other-family-members-dead-in-apparent-murder/

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2013/dec/31/2-children-2-adults-found-slain-california-home/

Mass Shooting – Killed – Girl – Rayna Miranda (Fontana, CA)

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Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children with multiple gunshot wounds, inside a Fontana, Calif. home after what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Police obtained a search warrant overnight and are continuing the investigation Tuesday morning at the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue. Authorities received a call from a 16-year-old boy who said his family members had been injured or possibly killed in the house, according to Fontana police Sgt. Doug Imhof.

“We located four bodies, two children, a female about 12 years old, a male about 10 years old, a female victim adult 35 to 40 (years old) and a male about the same age,” Imhof said. “It appears as though they all lived there.”

The victims were identified as 38 year-old Ramon Miranda, 34 year-old Silvia Miranda, 10 year-old Rayna Miranda, and 12 year-old Ramon Miranda Jr., according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.

Silvia, Rayna and Ramon Jr. suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. The man, Ramon Miranda, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police said.

At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Fontana police officers were called to the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue, where they discovered the bodies of Ramon Miranda, 38, and Silvia Miranda, 34, and their son Ramon Jr., 12, and daughter Rayna, 10, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office.

Boy, 16, finds bullet-riddled bodies of his mother and two siblings after ‘stepfather gunned them down in grisly murder-suicide’
Bodies found in blood-smeared home late Monday in Fontana, California
Stepfather Ramon Miranda, 38, apparently shot and killed 34-year-old Silvia Miranda and her children, 12-year-old Ramon Jr. and 10-year-old Rayna
They were discovered by Silvia Miranda’s son, 16, who had gone to check on the family after he’d been unable to contact them
Neighbors reported hearing arguing before family was found dead

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/bodies-found-fontana-home-homicide-investigation-238201121.html

http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20131231/fontana-family-found-dead-in-apparent-triple-murder-suicide

http://ktla.com/2013/12/31/four-people-including-2-children-found-dead-in-fontana-home/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/01/ramon-miranda_n_4527451.html

http://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/news/article_798310dc-4658-508f-8bde-4b641e56017e.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-fontana-deaths-20140101-story.html

http://abc7.com/archive/9376728/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/people-including-children-found-killed-california-home-article-1.1562139

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/authorities-probe-deaths-of-2-children-2-adults-in-fontana/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2532150/Family-four-including-children-10-12-dead-home-argument.html

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/01/teen-son-finds-mother-and-3-other-family-members-dead-in-apparent-murder/

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2013/dec/31/2-children-2-adults-found-slain-california-home/