LOS ANGELES – An autopsy was pending today on a 15-year-old girl fatally shot in what police believe may have been a game of Russian roulette.
The shooting in a Mid-City home in the 1800 block of Wellington Road was reported about 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Los Angeles police Sgt. Charles Halliburton of the Wilshire Station said.
A male was taken into custody, but his name and age were not made public, Halliburton said.
According to The Los Angeles Times, paramedics found the girl with a bullet wound to her back and took her to a hospital, where she was declared dead. Police withheld her name.
Sources told the newspaper she and a teenage boy may have been playing Russian roulette with a pistol and when she got up to leave, the boy pointed the gun at her and pulled the trigger, unaware there was still a round in the chamber, the newspaper reported.
What started as shoplifting and turned into an armed robbery when the suspect revealed a handgun to a loss-prevention officer has resulted in a mandatory sentence of life in prison for a Daytona Beach man, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
A jury deliberated for about an hour April 14 before finding Dean Rockmore, 48, guilty of robbery with a firearm, assistant State Attorney Chris Kelly said. On Friday, Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson found that Rockmore qualified as a prison releasee re-offender and handed down the life sentence, Kelly said.
Rockmore was released from prison Jan. 26, 2009, and committed the robbery about two months later on March 29, according to court documents.
An employee at the DeLand Walmart saw Rockmore place packages of tee shirts and socks into the front of his pants and stopped him, reports show. Rockmore ran when customers came between him and the worker, and he was chased into the parking lot.
Rockmore dropped the shirts, but he got away with a $4 package of socks after the Walmart employee backed off when Rockmore lifted his shirt to show a gun, police said.
It’s a tragic end for a Hollywood couple: just five months after the sudden death of his actress wife, Brittany Murphy , Simon Monjack was found dead at his Los Angeles home late Sunday, according to police.
Simon Monjack was found dead at home five months after his wife’s death.
The 39-year-old British screenwriter’s preliminary cause of the death is natural causes, police spokesman Sgt. Louie Lozano told The Associated Press.
“We concluded there no signs of foul play or any criminal activity involved,” Sgt. Alex Ortiz, another police spokesman, told the AP.
Firefighters found Monjack dead at his Hollywood Hills home after responding to an emergency call from a woman at 9:40 p.m., according to police spokesman Sgt. Louie Lozano. Ortiz told the AP he didn’t know who placed the call. Monjack and Murphy had shared their home with Murphy’s mother, Sharon.
Good God I hated these televisions. The picture sucked, the first issue of the TV was black and white and the picture was hard to see because of the tinted plastic cover over the screen.
I saw one of these things in good working order at a yard sale about a month ago. The guy selling it insisted it was a collectors item and wanted 100 dollars for it. I offered him ten. I explained to him that I didn’t intend to keep it, I wanted to use it as a target the next time I went shooting.
He was not amused. JD