Crime & Justice

Deputy to be honored at LA County Board of Supervisors meeting

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who interrupted a killing spree in Hawaiian Gardens will be honored at today's Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Deputy Freddy Brown is being credited with saving six lives by shooting 26-year-old Joseph Mercado, who is suspected of using an AK-47 to kill his former girlfriend, her brother and her father at their home in Hawaiian Gardens May 6, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Hawaiian Gardens city leaders have established a memorial fund to assist with burial expenses of Serena Tarin, 24, her brother, Alfredo Tarin Jr., 19, and their father, Alfredo Tarin Sr. Contributions can be sent to the Tarin Family Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of the West, 5240 Clark Ave., Lakewood, Calif., 90712.