City News Service
L-A County sheriff’s officials say deputies involved in the fatal shooting of an armed suspect in Willowbrook WERE wearing their new body cameras. Authorities say 25-year-old Fred Williams of Los Angeles was armed with a gun and pointed it at a deputy after a foot chase around 5-30 Friday evening in Mona Park … near 1-hundred-21st Street and Willowbrook Avenue. Deputies on patrol allegedly saw William holding a gun in a group of 10 to 15 people. A deputy chased him into the backyard of a home and fatally shot him. Officials have not announced when any possible body camera footage would be made public. Meanwhile, there were reports of protests in Mona Park Saturday night over this latest deputy-involved shooting.
An 8-month-old child and the baby’s grandmother are safe today after being involved in a car chase that ended in downtown L-A. The two were left in a running car Saturday afternoon near Ninth Street and Maple Avenue when a man carjacked the vehicle. The L-A-P-D found the car and initiated a slow-speed pursuit for about 10 minutes that came to a halt when the suspect hit a spike strip they had set. He was arrested without further incident. Paramedics checked out the grandmother and child, and both appeared to be in good condition before being reunited with their family.
Outrage continues to grow as thousands of women nationwide participated in a series of pre-election demonstrations, including a Women’s March in downtown L-A, focused on women’s reproductive issues, getting out the vote and protesting the Trump Administration’s hurried attempt to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Demonstrators marched from Pershing Square to Los Angeles City Hall … several women dressed as handmaids as depicted in a T-V series about a totalitarian society ruled by a fundamentalist regime which treats women as property of the state.
A woman has been arrested for allegedly aiming her vehicle at a Beverly Hills police officer who was blocking a street for the weekly pro-Trump Freedom Rally. The officer got out of the way and was not injured. There were about 4-hundred-50 Trump supporters at the latest march, as well as counter-demonstrators. Police said there were a few shoving matches, but no arrests were made, and the rally concluded around 8-20 p-m.
Los Angeles County is reporting 9-hundred-53 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 more deaths. Health officials say there are several missing reports from Friday night, however … so it’s likely an undercount. Despite the pandemic and concerns from those health officials, a church in Walnut held a fair in which 5-to-6-hundred people attended over the course of its 4-hour span. The On-A-Mission Church’s defiant event included a petting zoo … a blessing of the animals … a puppet show and other entertainment. An event spokesman said that at least two health department representatives were believed to have been warned to stay off the property.
If you’re not registered to vote on November 3rd, you have until Monday to do so. Eligible California residents can register by mailing a completed form, turning it in at one of the Registrar’s offices or most government buildings, or calling 8-hundred-4-8-1-VOTE. Voter registration forms can be obtained at most government buildings. More information can be found at la-vote-DOT-net.
There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in the SuperLotto Plus drawing and the estimated jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing will grow to 19 million dollars. The numbers drawn Saturday night were 7 … 19 … 25 … 29 … 42 and the Mega number was 1. The jackpot was 18 million dollars. The Powerball numbers are 6 … 10 … 31 … 37 … 44 and the Powerball number is 23. The estimated jackpot is 82 million dollars.
It’ll be warm at the beaches today, with highs in the upper 70s, while it’ll reach the mid-80s inland. The valleys will heat up to the mid- and upper 80s and into the 90s. And gusts will reach up to 40 miles per hour in the Antelope Valley. Orange County will have highs in the 70s along the coast and into the 80s farther inland.