Gerome Lee Thomas, a 31-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, Aug. 25, in the 4400 block of South Western Avenue in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Thomas was standing at the Master Burger restaurant about 6 p.m. with two others when a person walked up to him and shot him multiple times, Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido said.
As the gunman fired, the two people with Thomas tried to run away. One man was struck in the calf, and the other man was not injured, Garrido said.
Thomas was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:57 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Detectives think the shooting was the result of a personal dispute, not gang related. The gunman ran south on South Western Avenue to a waiting vehicle, which fled the area.
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