Steve Duwayne Lawson, a 50-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, July 27, near Firestone Boulevard and Rayo Avenue in South Gate, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Lawson, a tow truck driver, had repossessed a car in Compton about 4 a.m. and may have been followed to East Rosecrans Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in East Compton, where police received a report of gunshots, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
It’s unclear whether Lawson was struck by gunfire at that location. Lawson continued to drive east on Firestone Boulevard, with the repossessed vehicle in tow, and eventually crashed into a car at Rayo Avenue. He then got out of the truck and was shot.
Lawson was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:23 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
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