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Man Suspected Of Killing Atwater Village Woman Dies After Shot By LAPD
A man who's suspected of killing a woman in her Atwater Village home, and was later shot by LAPD officers, has died.On Thursday, the L.A. County Corner's Office identified the suspect as 39-year old Carlos Joseph Wilhelm. LAPD officers were responding to a report of gunshots being fired in a home on the 4100 block of Willimet Street, and then shot Wilhelm after 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday. The L.A. Times reports that an LAPD helicopter circling over the scene saw Wilhelm out front with a rifle, and responding officers shot him after he "engaged" the officers.
Wilhelm was critically wounded and taken to a hospital. Inside the house police found 50-year Lorraine Gonzalez, who was declared dead at the scene, inside her own home. A spokesman for the Coroner's Office said Wilhelm died around midnight.
LAPD Lt. John Jenal told the Times that investigators do not believe it was a random attack, but are still trying to figure out the connection between Gonzalez and Wilhelm. KPCC says they had a "familial" connection.
This incident was the second fatal shooting by LAPD officers in less than 24 hours. On Tuesday afternoon, officers shot and killed 32-year old Florencio Chaidez of Panorama City, who officers say also had a gun.
This year, so far, the LAPD has shot 30 people, and 16 have died.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.