Damien Michael Blakely, a 44-year-old Asian and black man, was shot and killed Thursday, Sept. 7 in the 5300 block of Monterey Road in Montecito Heights, according to authorities and coroner’s records.
About 8:45 p.m., Blakely, who was visiting family in the area, was washing a pickup truck parked in front of a home. A black sedan drove up and stopped, said Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez.
Blakely and a person inside the sedan “exchanged words,” then someone in the sedan shot Blakely, Ramirez said.
Blakely was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:58 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police believe there was more than one person in the sedan, which fled south on Monterey Road.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ramirez at (323) 342-8964. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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