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February 4, 2022: Conspiracy, Murder Charges Filed in Violent Crime Spree

Greg Risling, Assistant Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that nine people have been charged in connection with a series of murders and attempted murders over the past several months.

“I am committed to making sure there are serious consequences for anyone who lacks compassion for another human life. My heart aches for every family who has lost a loved one to violent crime. We will work with them to provide trauma-informed services,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Meanwhile, my office is working diligently with our law enforcement and community partners to reduce violent crime across Los Angeles County. I have embedded veteran prosecutors and investigators with police in communities where violence has been prevalent.”

Among the charges filed earlier this week: the murder of 18-year-old Arron Sutton in November 2021; the murder of Christopher Woods, 61, also in November 2021; the murder of Timonhy Lee, 24, also in November; the murder of Kodi Martin, 23, and Erika Dixon, 24, on Dec. 3, 2021; the murder of 29-year-old Jamahl Feemster on Jan. 4, 2022; and three attempted murders.

Six defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges on Wednesday and are scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing setting on February 9 in Department 12 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Compton Branch.

Some of the incidents occurred in the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Division where the office’s Community Violence Reduction Division was recently established. The unit is responsible for prosecuting street violence and works with police, community organizations and other agencies to prevent violent crime and help crime victims.

Case TA156604 remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.