Standing up: Davien's story

    Tit-for-tat gang retaliation

    In­vest­ig­at­ors be­lieved Dav­i­en Gra­ham — shot and para­lyzed in front of his church in Mon­rovia in 2008 — was the vic­tim of a war between black and Latino gangs. A Los Angeles County Sher­iff’s De­part­ment task force ul­ti­mately con­nec­ted dozens of shoot­ings — some fatal, oth­ers leav­ing no one in­jured — to the con­flict. Be­low is a sum­mary of those crimes.
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    Nov. 17, 2012
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    Date Address Published description Incident type Victim race
    7/25/2006 1400 block of Buena Vista St. Three Latino men in a blue 1990s Saturn sedan attempted to attack a black Duroc Crip gang associate, pointing a handgun at a black woman. no shooting black
    8/6/2006 200 block of E. Cherry Ave. Three Latino men in a gray or silver Dodge Intrepid shot a black man in the head. injury black
    8/9/2006 2000 block of Felberg St. Latino attackers, possibly members of Duarte Eastside, drove by the home of Michael Minor, 54, the father of the man targeted in the first attack, and fired with a 9-milimeter, killing Minor as he slept in the garage. homicide black
    8/10/2006 400 block of Shrode Ave. Three black Duroc Crips attempting to attack a member of Duarte Eastside, shot a .45 and a TEC-9 handgun into a crowd standing on the sidewalk nearby, killing 22-year-old Nicole Kaster. homicide white
    8/10/2006 2400 block of Bloomdale Ave. Unknown shooters fired a 9-milimeter handgun into an empty car, leaving behind shell casings that matched those from the gun used to kill Michael Minor. no injury
    1/20/2007 100 block of E. Central Latino men shot and injured a black man and woman in front of a known Duroc Crip hangout with a .380 handgun. injury black
    1/25/2007 600 block of Monterey Ave. Unknown shooters fired a .22 handgun, no victim. no injury
    1/26/2007 300 block of W. Huntington Drive Latino attackers fired a .380 handgun at a Duroc Crip. no injury black
    1/30/2007 Flagstone Ave. and Pamela Road Three Latino men attacked Davien Graham and his uncle, a former Duroc Crip associate, with an unknown type of gun. His uncle was struck in the leg. No one was charged in connection with the shooting. injury black
    2/4/2007 2100 block of Flagstone Ave. Two black men attacked a Latino with an unknown type of gun. no injury Latino
    2/4/2007 900 block of Lewiston Drive Latino men attacked a black man in his house with an unknown type of gun. injury black
    2/9/2007 400 block of Los Angeles St. Black men, suspected gang members, followed a young Latino home, knocked on his door and shot his mother three times with a .45 and .32. She survived. injury Latino
    2/12/2007 Mountain Ave. and El Sur St. Three Latino members of Duarte Eastside shot a black man on the street with a .32, injuring him. Two Latino men were arrested in connection with the attack and a shotgun was recovered. injury black
    2/25/2007 Lewiston Ave. and Mountain Ave. Four Latino men in a 1990s White Honda Accord shot a .32 at two black men. no injury black
    3/7/2007 Melrose and Hillcrest Unknown shooters in two sedans, one gray, one white, possibly Hondas, fired an unknown type of gun, no victims located. no injury
    3/15/2007 1600 block of Huntington Drive Three Latino men in a black 2000-to-2002 Honda Civic fired a silver handgun at an unknown black man. no injury black
    3/16/2007 300 block of E. Olive St. A Latino man shot a .380 at two black men at the home of a Duroc Crip, wounding them. injury black
    3/31/2007 Buena Vista St. and Evergreen Ave. Unkown attackers shot an unknown type of gun at two Latinos, wounding one in the back. injury Latino
    4/3/2007 2500 block of El Toro Road Unknown attackers shot a 9-milimeter at three Latino men. no injury Latino
    4/17/2007 300 block of Shrode Ave. Unknown shooters fired an unknown type of gun at a black woman. no injury black
    4/17/2007 2000 block of Citrusview Ave. A black man shot a .22 at two Latino men. no injury Latino
    4/26/2007 700 block of Monterey Ave. A black man shot a Latino man with a 9 -milimeter, wounding him in the legs. injury Latino
    4/29/2007 300 block of S. Myrtle Ave. A Latino man, possibly a member of the El Monte Flores gang, used a 9-milimeter to fatally shoot another Latino man, Jorge Rostran, a member of the Brown Side Villains gang. homicide Latino
    4/29/2007 2500 block of S. Broaderick Ave. Two Latino men shot a black man with a 9-milimeter and .45, injuring his right leg. A Latino member of Duarte Eastside was later arrested, and a .38 revolver was recovered, but prosecutors rejected the case. injury black
    4/29/2007 2100 block of Felburg Ave. Two black men shot at a Latino man with a .380 handgun. no injury Latino
    5/8/2007 1900 block of S. Shamrock Ave. Two black men shot a Latino man with a .380 handgun, grazing his back. injury Latino
    5/12/2007 500 block of Royal Oaks Two black men shot a .45 and .380 handgun into an empty car. no injury Latino
    5/14/2007 300 block of Shrode Ave. Unknown attacker shot an unknown gun at a black man. no injury black
    5/17/2007 2000 block of Starhaven Ave. Unknown attacker shot an unknown type of gun at an empty car. no injury
    5/18/2007 1200 block of S. Alta Vista Unknown attackers shot an unknown type of gun at an empty car. no injury
    5/20/2007 1000 block of Mount Olive Drive Unknown attackers shot a 9-milimeter at a Middle Eastern woman's house. no injury Middle Eastern
    5/21/2007 400 block of Monrovista Ave. Unknown shooters fired a .45 and .380 handgun, no victims found. no injury
    5/27/2007 1200 block of Mount Olive Drive Unknown shooters fired a 9-milimeter into a Middle Eastern man's empty car. no injury Middle Eastern
    5/27/2007 2000 block of Atilan Ave. Uknown shooters fired an unknown type of gun into a white woman's house. no injury white
    5/28/2007 2000 block of Atilan Ave. Unknown shooters fired a 9-milimeter into a black man's empty car. no injury black
    6/2/2007 400 block of W. Walnut Ave. Black men on bicycles, possibly Duroc Crips, shot an unknown type of gun at an empty car belonging to a member of Monrovia Nuevo Varrio. no injury Latino
    6/2/2007 Cypress and Sherman Latino men shot an unknown type of gun at a Duroc Crip, wounding him in the right arm. injury black
    6/5/2007 200 block of E. Huntington Drive Two Latino men, Monrovia Nuevo Varrio members, fired a .380 handgun and a 9-milimeter Makarov pistol at black Duroc Crips near a grocery store. Two Latino men were later arrested in connection with the shooting. no injury black
    6/9/2007 2000 block of Goodall Ave. Unknown shooters fired an unknown type of gun at a black man's house while he was home. no injury black
    6/12/2007 2000 block of Goodall Ave. Four black men fired a .380 handgun at a Latino man. no injury Latino
    6/15/2007 Ivy and Cherry Latino men in a 1990s green Chevy truck fired an unknown type of gun at two black men. no injury black
    6/21/2007 Olive Park Latino men fired a .45 at four black men, leaving one with a grazing wound. injury black
    6/30/2007 2500 block of El Toro Road Several black men fired an unknown type of gun at a group of Latinos, two men and a woman. no injury Latino
    7/3/2007 2000 block of Goodall Ave. A Duroc Crip is arrested after he allegedly fired a handgun at a black man and woman. no injury black
    7/8/2007 2000 block of Goodall Ave. A Latino man fired an unknown type of gun at a Duroc Crip. A member of Duarte Easide was later arrested in connection with the shooting, but the case was dismissed due to lack of evidence. no injury black
    7/13/2007 600 block of Euclid Ave. Two black men fired an unknown type of gun at a Latino man, wounding him twice in the head. A Duroc Crip was later arrested in connection with the shooting. injury Latino
    7/13/2007 900 block of Lewiston Ave. A Latino member of Duarte Eastside fired an unknown type of gun at a trio of black people, two women and a man. A suspect was later arrested but released when tests showed he did not have gunshot residue on him. no injury black
    7/16/2007 1000 block of Royal Oaks Two Latino men fired an unknown type of gun at a Duroc Crip, wounding him in his hip. injury black
    7/18/2007 1200 block of S. Primrose An unknown suspect fired an unknown type of gun into a Monrovia Nuevo Varrio gang house. No one was injured. no injury Latino
    7/20/2007 2100 block of Mountain Ave. A black man fired a .380 at a Latino man, wounding him in the leg. injury Latino
    7/24/2007 Walnut and Canyon A Latino man fired an unknown type of gun at two black men. no injury black
    8/1/2007 500 block of W. Walnut An unknown shooter fired an unknown type of gun at a black man. no injury black
    8/6/2007 300 block of Shrode Ave. William McGhee shot and killed his son, Robert McGhee, a Duroc gang member, with a 12-gauge shotgun. McGhee was arrested. homicide black
    8/16/2007 2100 block of Goodall Ave. A black man fired a .380 at a trio of Latinos, two men and a woman, leaving one victim with a grazing wound on the back. Two Duroc Crips were arrested in connection with the shooting, but the case was dismissed due to an uncooperative victim. injury Latino
    9/5/2007 300 block of W. Walnut Six black men, Duroc Crips, fired an unknown type of gun at a Latino man belonging to the Clanton Gang. no injury Latino
    9/23/2007 120 block of East Fig Ave. Two Latino men fired an unknown type of gun at a trio of black people, two women and a man. no injury black
    9/24/2007 2000 block of Buena Vista Ave. Three black men fired a .45 at a Latino man. A Duroc Crip was arrested in connection with the shooting, but prosecutors rejected the case. no injury Latino
    9/29/2007 200 block of S. Alta Vista Three black men fired a .25 at three members of Monrovia Nuevo Varrio. no injury Latino
    10/3/2007 2300 block of Huntington Drive Three black men used brass knuckles to attack a Latino man, who suffered minor head trauma. Two Duroc Crips were arrested in connection with the attack, but prosecutors rejected the case. injury Latino
    10/8/2007 Mount Olive and Royal Oaks Five black men used a .45 and a .380 handgun to attack a trio of Latinos, two women and a man. Three black men were arrested, although charges against two of them were dismissed. no injury Latino
    10/27/2007 2500 block of Millbrae St. Unknown shooters fired a .380 at a trio of Latinos, two women and a man. no injury Latino
    11/2/2007 900 block of Lewiston Ave. Unknown shooters fired an unknown type of gun at a black man and Latina woman. no injury Latino and black
    11/16/2007 100 block of E. Central Several black men fired a 9-milimeter Makarov pistol and .45 handgun. No victims found. no injury
    11/17/2007 100 block of W. Cypress A Latino man fired an unknown type of gun at a Duroc Crip, who suffered two gunshot wounds. A member of Monrovia Nuevo Varrio was later arrested in connection with the shooting. injury black
    11/17/2007 200 block of Atara Unknown suspects fired a 9-milimeter at the home of a member of Monrovia Nuevo Varrio. no injury Latino
    11/18/2007 500 block of E. Los Angeles Four Latino men fired an unknown type of gun at a black man, wounding him in his leg. injury black
    11/18/2007 Shamrock and Royal Oaks Two Latino men shot a black man, an off-duty probation officer, with a .45, wounding him in his arm. injury black
    11/18/2007 Newington St and Mountain Ave. A white man pointed a handgun at a Latino man. no injury Latino
    11/23/2007 Longden and Peck A member of Monrovia Nuevo Varrio was arrested and a 9-milimeter Makarov pistol recovered. no shooting
    11/25/2007 900 block of Lewiston St. Two black men fired a 9-milimeter at a Latina woman. no injury Latino
    11/28/2007 Broadland Av and Galen Ave. Shooters, including a suspected Duroc gang member, fired an unknown type of gun at a trio of Latinos, two women and a man, leaving one with a gunshot wound to the neck. injury Latino
    12/1/2007 900 block of Lewiston St. A Latino man in a 1980s brown Toyota or Hyundai fired a .380 at a Duroc Crip. no injury black
    12/12/2007 2500 block of Millbrae Ave. Hector Acosta, 24, while riding his motorcycle with friends, was shot and killed by black male suspects firing .380 and .22 handguns. Another Latino man with Acosta was shot and injured. homicide Latino
    12/26/2007 Royal Oaks Ave. Unknown shooters fired an unknown type of gun at a black man who suffered three gunshot wounds. injury black
    1/2/2008 700 block of S. Magnolia Two Latino men fired a .45 at a black man and woman. no injury black
    1/12/2008 2500 block of N. Peck Road Davien Graham, 16, was shot with a .380 handgun as he rode his bicycle near his church on Peck Road. Jimmy Santana, 19, a member of Monrovia Nuevo Varrio, was later arrested in connection with the shooting. injury black
    1/13/2008 1200 block of S. Sherman Ave. Sanders Rollins, 64, was shot and killed in his yard with a .40 caliber handgun by Latino attackers. homicide black
    1/14/2008 200 block of W. Cypress Black men fired a .45 at two Latino men. No one was injured. Two cousins -- Nickelis and Rayshawn Blackwell, nephews of Sanders Rollins and Duroc Crips -- were later arrested in connection with the shooting. no injury Latino
    1/26/2008 2500 block of Peck Road Sammantha Salas, 16, was shot and killed, as she stood in front of the Riviera Apartments on Peck Road, by two black men using a .45 and a 9-milimeter handgun. Another teenage girl, a friend who was with Salas, was also shot and seriously injured. Nickelis and Rayshawn Blackwell were later charged in connection with the shooting. homicide Latino
    1/29/2008 500 block of E. Almond Ave. Brandon Lee, a 19-year-old member of Duroc, was shot and killed with a .380 or .357 handgun by a Latino man in a drive-by with two other Latino men in the car. homicide black
    1/29/2008 1200 block of Sherman Ave. Investigators served a search warrant at the home of cousins Rayshawn and Nickelis Blackwell, Duroc Crips, and recovered a 9-milimeter magazine for a TEC-9 handgun and a TEC-9 gun case. no shooting
    2/8/2008 2500 block of Bloomdale St. Two Latino men shot at a black man and two Latinas, wounding the man in the shoulder. Two Duarte Eastside members were later arrested in connection with the shooting. injury black

    Sources: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

    Credits: Edited by Molly Hennessy-Fiske. Produced by Evan Wagstaff and Armand Emamdjomeh.

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