By Besha Rodell
By Patrick Range McDonald
By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
By Sarah Fenske
By Matthew Mullins
By Patrick Range McDonald
By LA Weekly
TIME: 7 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Vermont Avenue and 43rd Street, South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Southwest Division: (213) 485-6571
Fifteen-year-old Davis Jr., an African-American who lived on West 70th Street in South-Central, was shot in the forehead as he walked on the street.
TIME: 7:15 p.m. LOCATION: 2000 block of West Pico Boulevard, Pico-Union STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Rampart Division: (213) 207-2147
Morales, 37, was stabbed to death. Police found the knife but no traceable prints. Morales carried fake ID listing his name as Andre Garnica.
Hector Rivas Castro
TIME: 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Vermont and Leeward avenues, East Hollywood
Castro, 49, was shot in the back as he walked in East Hollywood. The bullet broke his spine and punctured his heart. A friend put the mortally wounded Castro in the back seat of his car and drove to the nearest contingent of police. The LAPD determined that a National Guardsman shot Castro. His death was ruled accidental.
TIME: 7:45 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Vernon and Normandie avenues, South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Southwest Division: (213) 485-6571
According to Watson's aunt, her 18-year-old African-American nephew was standing with a large group of people when a gunman opened fire. Watson was struck in the head. Southwest Detective Supervisor Ron Richards believes people know who did it, but no one has come forward.
John Doe No. 80
TIME: Unknown LOCATION: 5801 S. Vermont Ave., South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Criminal Conspiracy Section: (213) 473-7474
Police think that John Doe No. 80 -- the only unidentified riot victim -- died in a fire at Pep Boys. The body, discovered two days later, weighed 117 pounds, was nearly 5 feet tall, with brown hair, a mustache and a goatee. He was about 35 years old.
TIME: 8 p.m. LOCATION: 2600 block of Florence Avenue, Huntington Park
An unidentified gunman shot 20-year-old Sosa as he allegedly looted a store in Huntington Park.
Jose Very Solorzano or Joel Very Solorzano or Noel Solorzano
TIME: 8:15 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Vermont Avenue
A shopkeeper defending his property shot Solorzano, 25, while he allegedly looted a store.
James Lino Taylor
TIME: 8:47 p.m. LOCATION: 5209 W. Sunset Blvd.
A storekeeper may have shot and killed James Taylor, a 27-year-old African-American, as he allegedly looted stores in a Hollywood strip mall.
TIME: 9:45 p.m. LOCATION: 4000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, East Hollywood
Sniper fire hit Pineda, 20, as he sat with his brother and friends in a car in East Hollywood. A judge dismissed murder charges at a preliminary hearing; the case was closed.
TIME: 9:50 p.m. LOCATION: Near corner of Third Street and Hobart Boulevard, Wilshire District
Lee, 18, a Korean-American living with his mom in the Wilshire District, was out with three friends when they got into a fight with another group of Koreans. Police responded to the gunfight and exchanged fire with both groups. Lee suffered two fatal hits to the chest as he sat in the front seat of a car. Someone in the rival group shot him. Detectives later learned the gun battle was a tragic mistake. Each group had been protecting Korean-owned stores and mistook the other for looters. Police made an arrest; no charges filed.
TIME: 10 to 11 p.m. LOCATION: 2009 W. Sixth St., Westlake
Police said they confronted Aguilar, a 19-year-old Honduran immigrant, at a convenience store in the Westlake area. When Officer James MacDonald ordered Aguilar to raise his hands, the officer said he saw the butt of a gun in his waistband. Aguilar lowered his arms and MacDonald feared he was reaching for the gun. The officer fired his shotgun and Officer J. Leuck fired one round from his handgun, hitting Aguilar in his back. The shooting was deemed justifiable. The body was turned over to the Honduran consul for shipment home.
TIME: 11:30 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Western Avenue and 92nd Street, South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's 77th Division: (213) 485-1385
Neal Jr., a 27-year-old African-American, was standing with another man when someone shot at them. Neal was hit in the head.
FRIDAY, May 1
Paul Douglas Horace
TIME: Noon LOCATION: 1439 E. Walnut St., South-Central L.A.
This murder may or may not be riot-related. Horace was involved in a drug deal gone bad. The 38-year-old African-American was fatally wounded as he tried to run from his killers. Horace left behind a wife, Donna. Two adults and a juvenile were convicted of murder.
Lucie Rose Maronian
TIME: 2 p.m. LOCATION: 1800 block East New York Drive, Altadena
Four knife-wielding African-American youths chased Maronian's son and a couple of his friends through their Altadena neighborhood. They sought refuge on a neighbor's roof. Maronian, a 50-year-old teacher's aide in Pasadena schools, tried to intercede. She was stabbed three times in the chest and twice in the back. Her attackers were convicted of burglary and assault; the jury hung on the murder charges. Sheriff's Homicide Lieutenant Joseph Hartshorne said his unit is reviewing DNA evidence and might once again seek murder charges.