A story for every victim

Andre Potts, 45

Andre Potts, a 45-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, Jan. 6, in the 4300 block of Leimert Boulevard in Leimert Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

LAPD officers were investigating a traffic incident near Leimert Boulevard and West Vernon Avenue shortly after 4 a.m. when they heard two bursts of gunfire, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.

The officers responded to West 43rd Street and Leimert Boulevard, where they found Potts, who had been shot, lying on the ground, Garrido said.

Potts was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:29 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Detectives are seeking additional witnesses to the shooting, Garrido said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

Share a memory or thought about Andre Potts

Before you post, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Remember, all posts are approved by a Times staffer. Profanity and personal attacks will not be approved.

  Required
  Required
Email addresses are not republished or used for marketing purposes.