Saturday, August 1
3:11 p.m. An argument that turned violent on the 1300 block of Thorain Boulevard ended with the death of 19-year-old Marcos Cervantes. He was shot in the chest outside of his home before he stumbled and fell at his doorstep. Friends gathered around Cervantes while EMS arrived to help. Cervantes was declared dead at the scene a half hour later. A murder arrest warrant has been issued for Moses Vela for this crime.
Sunday, August 2
9:32 p.m. Store owner Mohammed Omar was shot and killed during an attempted robbery of the Sky Line Food Mart on the 4400 block of Rockdale. Police arrested 27-year-old Keith Dwayne Evans and 19-year-old Theodore Joyner for the murder. Omar was pronounced dead at the scene
MURDER INK 8/12/2009
MURDERS THIS WEEK: 1
MURDERS THIS YEAR: 64
Monday, August 3
6:23 a.m. 28-year-old Derek Anderson was shot on his left side in the back room of his home on the 8800 block of Bravo Valley. Anderson and two witnesses were getting ready to go to work when the suspect walked into the room pointing a gun at Anderson and asking how much money Anderson had. Anderson tried to grab the gun and the suspect shot him and then fled the scene. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene.