Warner Stern, a 59-year-old black man, died Monday, Oct. 16, after he was shot in the 1700 block of West 77th Street in Manchester Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A group of men was playing dominoes about 11:20 a.m. when two black men believed to be in their late teens or early 20s walked up to three nearby teenagers and yelled a gang slur, Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling said.
The two men then pulled out guns and began shooting at the teens, who ran away, Barling said.
The dominoes players tried to escape the gunfire, but the shooters turned to two of them – one of whom was Stern – who were hiding. The two gunmen then began firing at Stern and another man, Clifford Gordon Benton, 66, Barling said.
Stern was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5 ...