Azzam Stallsworth, a 31-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, July 16, in the 12600 block of Prairie Avenue in Hawthorne, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 12:50 a.m., Stallsworth was driving a gold sedan with his girlfriend in the passenger seat when they stopped in an alley near her home, according to authorities.
A dark-colored SUV pulled up slowly next to Stallsworth and his girlfriend and stopped, then a person inside shot at him, according to the sheriff’s department and prosecutors.
Stallsworth drove forward several feet before crashing into an iron gate. Stallsworth was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:38 p.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman. The woman was not injured.
Donte Bay McNeil, a 22-year-old black man, was arrested by the Hawthorne Police Department that day. McNeil, who is Stallsworth’s girlfriend ...
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