Of the 74 killings in Los Angeles so far this year, some have received much media attention. Here are a sampling of other, less-publicized cases chronicled on The Times' Homicide Report, a blog devoted to covering each homicide in Los Angeles County:
South L.A. Santos Turcios, 42, and his son Alan Turcios, 20, were shot multiple times at 1018 E. 73rd St. about 12:55 a.m. Saturday. According to police, the two were confronted by a man who pulled out a gun and fired several shots. The motive is unknown, police said.
Jefferson Park Alfonso Arzola, 30, was shot multiple times Feb. 12 at 2950 5th Ave. Arzola worked as a security guard at the Hacienda Hotel in El Segundo. He was popular among staff and would find ways to help in any way he could, said Phil White, vice president of the hotel. "We are sorely going to miss him," he said. The motive for the shooting is unclear.
Venice Michel Dumitriu, 50, was stabbed during a brawl outside a bar in the 100 block of Rose Avenue about 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Officers discovered him lying on the sidewalk. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. Shortly after, officers were dispatched to Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center to investigate a patient with stab wounds. Police later arrested the patient in connection with the killing.
Mid-City Emily Grigsby, 19, was shot about 11 p.m. Feb. 15 while attending a party at 5854 Pickford St. According to police, Grigsby and a 17-year-old male were standing outside when a man walked up and shot them both.
Miracle Mile Terri Nadler, 61, was shot to death in her home at 200 S. Detroit St. about 11:23 a.m. Feb. 2. Officers discovered the bodies of Terri and her husband, Bruce Nadler, 61. The shooting is being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said.
San Pedro Francisco Aguirre Jr., 31, was killed by a hit-and-run driver at 1519 N. Gaffey St. about 1:15 a.m. Jan. 19. According to Det. Frank Weber, Aguirre and his friends were returning from a birthday celebration and had made a final stop at a 7-Eleven. Inside the store, a man got into a verbal confrontation with one of Aguirre's friends. As Aguirre and his friends were returning to their limo bus, the man -- who had been waiting in the parking lot -- put his van into reverse and plowed through the group, dragging Aguirre from the lot and into the street.
Reported by Ruben Vives, latimes.com/homicidereportCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun