Tag: deaths

Wrapping up one year and unwrapping the next

A warm case, a cold case, and the end of a long battle against cancer are the focus of this New Year’s Day post that wishes for better days ahead.

An arrest has been made in the October 2nd East Hollywood shooting death of Aniya Knee Parker.  Los Angeles police are seeking two more suspects.

Los Angeles News  Video

 photo parkeraniya_zps938e8e3a.jpgParker was confronted by three Latino men as she walked down a sidewalk.  Apparently the men determined she was trans and punched her.  As she turned to flee, one of the men pulled out a pistol and shot her once in the head.  Parker managed to make it across the street before collapsing.  She died in surgery.  Police referred to the incident as “an attempted robbery gone wrong.”

The suspect in custody is said to be a minor, so his name has not been released, but reports are that he will be charged as an adult.