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Homicide Det & Family Members Ask for the Public’s Help to solve Murder of Luis Paul Rivera 819 1024 SIB Staff

Homicide Det & Family Members Ask for the Public’s Help to solve Murder of Luis Paul Rivera

Detectives and family members are asking for the public’s help for any information that will lead them to those responsible for the murder of 40-year-old victim Luis Paul Rivera, known as Paul by family and friends.

Paul was a single father of two teenagers and on Monday, July 1, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Paul was making lunch for his daughter and went to his garage to get hot dog buns from a refrigerator and that’s where he was shot and killed, in his own home. Detectives showed pictures of two vehicles involved in the murder: a black Chevrolet SUV and a red Lincoln SUV. The case is considered a gang murder even though Paul was not a gang member. Paul was a truck driver who was on the final process to be hired as a long shore man. A gang murder occurred the night before on the 15400 block of Temple Ave. in the City of La Puente, and it is believed that Rivera’s murder was in retaliation, but the murderers simply got the wrong house. Paul was a true innocent victim.

The victim’s mother made an emotional plea to find those who murdered her son. “Every day I talk to him in the garage because that’s the last place he had life. I want justice for my son’s death,” said Paul’s mother, Connie Rivera.

Anyone with information about the murder of Luis Paul Rivera is encouraged to call Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may call “L.A. Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google Play or the App Store, or use the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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Updated Info – Deputy-Involved Shooting in South Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Provides Update on the Dijon Kizzee Investigation

Sheriff Alex Villanueva held a press conference today, Thursday, September 17, 2020, to announce the latest developments surrounding the death of Dijon Kizzee.

Sheriff Villanueva gave a perspective of the community of where the shooting occurred and showed a series of PowerPoint slides depicting a one-mile radius where Suspect Dijon Kizzee was shot. A total of 12 homicides, 163 aggravated assaults, and 115 offenses with weapons have occurred since January of 2020. Sheriff Villanueva added that although it appears to be a high crime area, most of the residents are law-abiding citizens. The Sheriff’s Department is trying to protect the community. The Sheriff further stated most youth programs in the community had been eliminated due to budget cuts, and that has an impact when it comes to crime.  

The Captain of Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, Kent Wegener, gave a detailed briefing of the shooting. On August 31, 2020, at 3:14 p.m., deputies attempted to detain Suspect Kizzee for a traffic violation, but he refused to stop and fled on his bicycle. He fell off the bicycle, abandoned it, and ran from deputies on Budlong Avenue. Deputies returned to their patrol and began checking the area for Kizzee.

When the deputies located Suspect Kizzee on 109th Place, west of Budlong Ave., the passenger deputy exited the patrol vehicle and attempted to detain him. Suspect Kizzee briefly raised his hands; he had a green towel in one hand and a black and red jacket in the other hand, as the deputy approached him. Suspect Kizzee lowered his hands, then struggled with the deputy before punching the deputy in the face. During the struggle, the handgun Suspect Kizzee was carrying fell to the ground. Seeing the handgun fall, Deputies drew their pistols as Suspect Kizzee stopped, bent over, reached back, and picked up the pistol. Deputies fired and struck him several times, causing the gun to fall again. Paramedics responded, and Suspect Kizzee was pronounced dead at the scene.                    

At the time the deputy-involved shooting occurred, Suspect Kizzee was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of his status as a convicted felon. The handgun he had was a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol. 

Protocols were followed, and the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau responded to the scene. Representatives from the Internal Affairs Bureau, the Inspector General’s Office, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Justice System Integrity Division, also responded. Witnesses were interviewed, and their testimony was recorded. Several videos were obtained, and some of those videos were shared by users on social media. An autopsy was performed on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, and the report has not yet been completed.

During the investigation, it was discovered the pistol in Suspect Kizzee’s possession at the time of the shooting was reported stolen during a residential burglary in Las Vegas, Nevada, back in February of 2017. When it was recovered at the scene, it had 15 live rounds.

 The cellular phone of Suspect Kizzee was forensically reviewed, and videos were discovered, which show him in possession of the same handgun.

During the news conference, several videos of the shooting incident were shown.

From the beginning of the investigation, Sheriff Villanueva assured a thorough, transparent, and objective investigation, no matter how long it would take. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office to determine if the force used by the deputies violated any criminal laws.

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Detectives continue their investigation into a deputy-involved

Homicide detectives continue their investigation into a deputy-involved shooting in the uninc Gardena area

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting. The incident occurred on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at approximately 5:52 P.M. at the 400 Block of Redondo Beach Blvd, in the unincorporated Gardena area.

Homicide Investigators have learned that deputies from the Compton Sheriff’s Station observed the suspect in the area of the location. The suspect looked toward the deputies and produced a firearm then proceeded to run south bound between two businesses. A short foot pursuit ensued and at the conclusion, the deputies contacted the suspect and a deputy involved shooting occurred.

The suspect was struck by gunfire in the upper torso and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The suspect was described as a Male Hispanic between 18 – 20 years old.

A handgun was recovered at the scene.

No deputies were injured during the incident.

This investigation is in its preliminary stages and there is no additional information available at this time.

Whenever a deputy-involved shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, and a person is struck by gunfire, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department immediately notifies the Office of the Inspector General who sends a representative to the incident scene and provides independent oversight throughout the investigative process. Once concluded, a preliminary review is conducted by the Critical Incident Review Panel to determine whether any immediate actions are warranted. Every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee. Input from Constitutional Policing Advisors is provided during the process. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Justice System Integrity Division, conducts a legal analysis to determine whether any criminal charges will be filed and if the shooting was legally justified.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), using your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Forwarded by:
Deputy James Nagao
Sheriff’s Information Bureau
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice – First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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LASD HOMICIDE DETECTIVES CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting. The incident occurred on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at approximately 4:33 P.M. at the 3400 block of 15th Street West, in the City of Rosamond.

Homicide Investigators have learned that Detectives from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station were investigating a case involving domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, terrorist threats and false imprisonment. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office had filed 12 felony charges against the suspect and there was an active warrant for his arrest. Palmdale Detectives enlisted the help of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau-Surveillance Apprehension Team, to locate and arrest the suspect. The suspect was reportedly armed with a black, semi-automatic handgun when he assaulted the victim.

The suspect was identified as 31 year old Terron Jammal Boone, of Palmdale. It was reported that he was the half-brother of Robert Fuller, who had been discovered hanging from a tree on June 10, 2020 and is currently the subject of a death investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau and the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner – Coroner.

On June 17, 2020, the domestic violence investigation led the Major Crimes detectives to the 3400 block of 15th Street West in the City of Rosamond, in Kern County. The detectives observed a male who matched the wanted suspect’s description, seated in the front passenger’s seat of a blue SUV.

Detectives effected a traffic stop of the vehicle to identify the occupant and if confirmed, arrest the suspect. The vehicle was driven by an adult female, who was unrelated to the crime being investigated. As the vehicle came to a stop inside the parking lot of an apartment complex on 15th Street West, the suspect opened the front passenger door of the vehicle and fired several shots at the deputies, from a black, semi-automatic handgun, impacting a detective’s vehicle.

Three Detectives and their field supervisor returned fire, striking the suspect numerous times in the upper torso. The suspect was taken into custody. Paramedics responded to provide emergency medical treatment, however the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect’s handgun was recovered at the scene.

The female driver was also struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released.

A seven year old girl, who was seated in the rear seat of the vehicle, was uninjured. No deputies were injured.

The deceased suspect was positively identified as Terron Jammal Boone, by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.

Whenever a deputy-involved shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, and a person is struck by gunfire, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department immediately notifies the Office of the Inspector General who sends a representative to the incident scene and provides independent oversight throughout the investigative process. Once concluded, a preliminary review is conducted by the Critical Incident Review Panel to determine whether any immediate actions are warranted. Every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee. Input from Constitutional Policing Advisors is provided during the process. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Justice System Integrity Division, conducts a legal analysis to determine whether any criminal charges will be filed and if the shooting was legally justified.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), using your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Forwarded by:
Deputy James Nagao
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Operations Center
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice – First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012