Balham Mitchell Frierson, a 45-year-old black man, was fatally shot Thursday, June 16, in the 4300 block of Garthwaite Avenue in Leimert Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 2:30 p.m., Frierson was shot in front of an apartment complex entryway, said Los Angeles Police Det. Rick Gordon. The assailant walked up and shot Frierson, then ran north on Garthwaite Avenue, Gordon said.
Investigators think the killing was the result of a personal dispute, Gordon said.
Frierson was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:50 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information is asked to call Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.