News of a homicide in Mid-Wilshire yesterday traveled quickly through the neighborhood. Later in the day, Captain Shannon Paulson, Commanding Officer of LAPD Wilshire Division, sent a message to residents explaining that incident took place in the area of Ridgeley Drive and Wilshire Boulevard near the Ralph’s grocery store. In her message, Paulson said the incident involved a dispute between two parties who knew each other. The suspect was described as a white female, approximately 60 years of age, who fled from the scene but was spotted hours later by patrol officers and taken into custody without incident.
In her initial report, Paulson said police believe both the victim and the suspect are homeless, but she could not confirm they had been living at this location or, if so, for how long. According to witnesses, the suspect, now identified as Eva Fekete, 60, was fairly well known by several people in the area. She is being held on $2,000,000.00 bail, Paulson told the Buzz this morning.
Local news reported the incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. and the victim died of a gunshot wound at a local hospital. Police have not yet confirmed the victim’s identity.
About Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.
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