Erika Martin, KTLA 5

Erika Martin


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Erika:

Pursuit of stolen Amazon delivery truck ends in crash in Hollywood: LAPD

Authorities were investigating after a police pursuit of a stolen Amazon delivery truck ended in a crash in Hollywood. The Amazon truck was reported stolen in the 1800 block of Whitley Avenue, and police began chasing it around 5:45 p.m., said Officer Jeff Lee, a Los Angeles police spokesperson. A little more than 2 miles […] → Read More

Rosemead Fire: Crews battle small brush fire in Whittier Narrows area

Get the latest on the small brush fire burning near the border with Pico Rivera Friday. → Read More

Gunman in custody after shooting at windows of Canoga Park Shake Shack

A man was in custody after shooting at the windows of a Shake Shack restaurant in Canoga Park Thursday, police said. Officers responded around 12:10 p.m. to the burger chain’s location at 6443 Topanga Canyon Blvd., said Officer Mike Lopez, a Los Angeles police spokesperson. There were no reports of altercations or any injuries, Lopez […] → Read More

1 fatally shot by police after pursuit in Buena Park

A person involved in a pursuit was shot and killed by police in Buena Park Friday, officials said. There weren’t immediately many details on the shooting, which Buena Park police said occurred in the area of Orangethorpe and Knott avenues. The intersection, just north of the 91 Freeway, is lined with several restaurants and other […] → Read More

Man killed, firefighter injured in blaze at commercial building in Florence: LAFD

A man’s remains were found amid the search for a worker who went missing during a blaze that also left a firefighter injured at a commercial structure in South Los Angeles Monday afternoon, officials said. Firefighters responded around 3:30 p.m. to the building in the Florence neighborhood on the 1000 block of East 60th Street […] → Read More

Melrose Avenue blocked off following deadly shooting in Fairfax district

Homicide detectives were investigating after a man was shot and killed on Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax district Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The gunfire was reported just before 12:30 p.m. on the 7700 block of Melrose Avenue, at the intersection with Spaulding Avenue, said Los Angeles police spokesperson Officer William Cooper. A man in his […] → Read More

L.A. County’s COVID hospitalizations nearly double in 2 weeks as delta variant exploits unmasked mingling, low vaccine rates

The trend is being driven by the delta variant, low vaccination rates and more unmasked people mingling, health officials say. → Read More

Man detained after climbing atop Boyle Heights church, sparking fire on cross

Authorities detained suspect after a man was captured on aerial video setting fire to a cross on top of a church in Boyle Heights Wednesday night. Firefighters and police were on scene outside St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 407 S. Chicago St. by 8:25 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert. The […] → Read More

18-year-old arrested in fiery Palmdale hit-and-run crash that killed mother of 5 and her Lyft driver

An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of being the driver in a hit-and-run crash that left two people dead in Palmdale earlier this month, officials said. Jamaal Tyree Madden was allegedly speeding in excess of 100 mph before the fiery collision around 12:30 a.m. on June 9, according to the Los Angeles County […] → Read More

Deputies work to round up escaped cows in Pico Rivera

Deputies were working to round up a herd of cattle roaming a residential area of Pico Rivera Tuesday night, aerial video from Sky5 showed. Authorities were called about several cows in the road on Beverly Boulevard and responded to the area, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. Footage from Sky5 showed at least 20 cows […] → Read More

Police in pursuit of vehicle in Burbank area

The Los Angeles Police Department was in pursuit of a black vehicle in the Burbank area Thursday afternoon. No other details were immediately available. Check back for updates on this developing story → Read More

Evacuations ordered in 100-acre King Fire in Lancaster

Get the latest on the brush fire that erupted in Lancaster Thursday. → Read More

At least 1 hurt in shooting at fire station in Agua Dulce: Deputies

At least one person was injured in a shooting at a fire station in Agua Dulce Tuesday, officials said. The gunfire rang out around 10:55 a.m. at Los Angeles County Fire Department station 81, at 8710 W. Sierra Highway, fire officials said in a tweet. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and found at least […] → Read More

Crews battle small brush fires sending smoke across 110 Fwy in Elysian Park

Multiple small brush fires were burning in Elysian Park Friday, shrouding the Arroyo Seco Parkway in smoke, firefighters said. The first blaze was reported at about 4:30 p.m. on Radio Hill, and the other shortly before 5 p.m. in the area of the northbound 110 Freeway and Stadium Way, according to alerts from the Los […] → Read More

Chico Fire: Evacuations lifted as 20-acre brush fire burns south of Riverside

Evacuation orders have been lifted in a small brush fire that broke out near homes in a remote area south of Riverside Monday afternoon, officials said. The flames were reported around 1:30 p.m. near the corner of Gavilan Road and Bonita Drive in the area of the Harford Springs Reserve, southwest of Mead Valley and […] → Read More

2 found fatally stabbed after report of burglary in Beverly Grove: LAPD

Two people were found fatally stabbed after a burglary was reported in a home in Beverly Grove Monday afternoon, officials said. Authorities received multiple calls from the area, including one around 4:35 p.m. about a burglar in a residence on the 6600 block of Maryland Drive, said Los Angeles police Capt. Alfonso Mendoza. While investigating, […] → Read More

1 dead, 3 injured after SUV crashes into construction workers in Victorville

One construction worker was killed and three others were hurt when they were struck by an SUV in Victorville Thursday, officials said.   The crash occurred around noon on Hesperia Road south of Green Tree Boulevard, according to San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials. It’s unclear what caused the Chevrolet Suburban driver to hit the four […] → Read More

66-year-old man dies in fire at Hancock Park apartment building: LAFD

A 66-year-old man died after being pulled from an apartment unit that burned in Hancock Park Monday, officials said. The flames were reported around 4:10 p.m. at an apartment building at 525 N. Sycamore Ave., near the border with the Fairfax district, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert. The blaze was isolated […] → Read More

Officer shot in face, gunman killed during shootout near USC

An officer was shot in the face and a gunman killed during a standoff near the University of Southern California. → Read More

Officers wound Watts man accused of attacking roommate with knife in 2nd LAPD shooting in 1 day

A Watts man armed with a knife was wounded in Los Angeles police officers’ second shooting Tuesday, officials said. A man called police around 6 p.m. to report his roommate was armed with a knife and assaulting him at their residence in the 1600 block of East 109th Street, L.A. police Detective Meghan Aguilar said. […] → Read More