Cedric Beadega-Staten, a 31-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the 1000 block of El Segundo Boulevard in Athens, just north of Gardena, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Beadega-Staten drove into the parking lot of the Liquor and Joy liquor store in his silver Honda sedan about 7 p.m. and walked inside to buy something, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Rosson.
While inside, Beadega-Staten got into an argument with the only other customer in the store, a 21-year-old black man, Rosson said.
Both men had different gang affiliations, Rosson said, and investigators believe the argument was gang-related.
When the two men left the store, they both pulled handguns and shot each other in the chest, Rosson said.
Beadega-Staten got into his car and drove west on El Segundo Boulevard for a short distance before crashing ...