Posey Thomas, a 50-year-old black man, died Thursday, Dec., 10, after he was shot in the 8700 block of Beach Street in Florence-Firestone, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
The incident began about 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, as Posey and a female friend sat in a minivan outside another friend's home in a neighborhood of single-family homes, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman said.
A third friend, a man, was standing outside the minivan, when at least two people walked up to the van and began shooting, Coleman said.
The victims did not notice how many people were shooting or get a description of the shooters, Coleman said. "All they heard were the shots," he said.
The assailants then fled on foot in an unknown direction, Coleman said.
Posey and his 49-year-old male friend were taken to a ...
Donta Jackson, a 20-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, Sept. 27 at the intersection of East 92nd Street and Fir Avenue in Florence-Firestone, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The shooting occurred about 7:38 p.m. as Jackson was walking on the sidewalk near the home of a family member, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman.
Investigators believe Jackson was walking back from a nearby convenience store. Plastic bags of water and a few groceries were found near where he fell, Coleman said.
Witnesses told investigators they saw two black men approach Jackson in the intersection, near the 92nd Street Elementary School.
They then heard gunfire and saw the men run into a dark-colored Infiniti car and drive away, north on Fir Avenue, Coleman said.
Jackson was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8 ...
Ricky Clements, a 23-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, June 27, in the 8600 block of Mary Avenue in Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The incident began when the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department received a call at 1:05 a.m. about a man who had been shot, according to a department news release.
Deputies found Clements outside his residence, with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Clements was standing outside when he was shot, according to the news release. Witnesses described a tan vehicle leaving the scene at the time the shooting, according to the release. No other suspect information was available.
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Garry Roosevelt Harris, a 60-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, June 14, in the 1700 block of East Firestone Boulevard in Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Investigators became aware of the incident at 8:25 p.m. when the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a gunshot victim outside a liquor store. When deputies arrived, they discovered Harris, who had been shot multiple times in the lower leg, and a 19-year-old male, who had been shot once in the shoulder, Det. Todd Anderson said.
Witnesses said the 19-year-old, a local gang member, had just walked out of the store and was having a conversation with Harris, who was standing outside, when two black men walked up to the pair and began shooting.
Anderson said investigators suspect the shooters were rival gang members and the 19-year-old had been ...