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Headlines: L.A. Rapper Crushed By Trailer; O.C. Deputy Shoots Shoplifting Suspect at Walmart

7:55 AM PST on March 2, 2022

Welcome to L.A. TACO’s daily news briefs, where we bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and look closely.

—28-year-old L.A. rapper Yngx 17 died on Monday afternoon following an argument with a driver of a 25-foot trailer on Tujunga, getting run over after climbing the trailer's left wheel well and falling under the moving vehicle. [KTLA]

—A child was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries after a truck crashed into an apartment building in Long Beach on Tuesday night. [CBS]

—L.A. County is expected to drop its indoor mask mandate this week, citing falling COVID cases. [KTLA]

—A newly released video shows an O.C. sheriff's deputy shooting a shoplifting suspect in the head in a Lake Forest Walmart in January. The man, who survived, was said to be armed. [LAT]

—A dead body on fire was discovered in a shopping cart in Downtown on Tuesday morning. [NYP]

—Hollywood film studios, including Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Universal will pause or cancel upcoming film releases in Russia, in protest of the Putin regime's invasion of Ukraine. [LA Mag]

—A counterfeiting ring has been hit with a $3.2 million fine and a 10-year ban from Downtown's Fashion District for selling fake Chanel, Gucci, Burberry, and the like. [LAT]

—California is struggling to determine a legal limit for THC blood content in drivers. [Sac Bee]

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