Posted Feb. 24, 2015
Tramel Laqune Kerl, a 39-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, Feb. 21 in the 9900 block of South Budlong Avenue in Westmont, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 1:43 a.m., two black men were walking on the north side of West 99th Street when they approached a light-colored parked sedan across the street and opened fire, said Lt. Eddie Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Kerl, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, was wounded and pronounced dead at 1:54 a.m. at the scene, said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.
The men then ran north on South Budlong Avenue, Hernandez said.
“Everyone is telling us that no words were exchanged,” Hernandez said.
Investigators are trying to determine a motive in the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff ...
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