Posted Jan. 27, 2015
Keion Jeffrey Coleman, an 18-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Jan. 21 in the 6700 block of South Denker Avenue in Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 4:45 p.m., Coleman and his two brothers were driving south on South Denker Avenue and West 68th Street when a light-colored SUV pulled beside them and a person inside opened fire, said LAPD Det. Chris Barling. The driver was shot and crashed his blue Kia into a fire hydrant, sending water spewing into the air.
Coleman was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:08 p.m., said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.
The driver was also shot and taken to a hospital, where he was in critical condition. He was expected to survive.
Video footage of the moments after the shooting showed two people trying to pull ...
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