Derek Schaefer, a 17-year-old white teenager, was shot and killed Monday, Jan. 1, in the 1500 block of West 205th Street in Harbor-Gateway, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 12:35 a.m., Schaefer and a 16-year-old friend had just left a nearby Wal-Mart and had accidentally set off a vehicle’s alarm when they started running east on West 205th Street, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dawna Killingsworth.
The two boys spotted a dark SUV that rolled by slowly, and a person got out of the passenger side and began shooting at the teens, Killingsworth said.
Schaefer was struck in the torso, and the 16-year-old was struck in the buttocks.
The vehicle continued west on West 205th Street, police said. A party was going on nearby, and attendees called police.
Schaefer was pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m. at the scene.
Neither Schaefer nor the ...