Boston Keith Farley, 23
Boston Keith Farley, a 23-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, May 15, near South Wilmington Avenue and West Caldwell Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 9 p.m., Farley and two others were in a car that was pulling out of a gas station parking lot when a male who was waiting on the sidewalk opened fire, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The gunman then got into a white pickup truck and drove away.
Responding deputies found three people, two with gunshot wounds. Richard Williams, a 24-year-old man, was found in the vehicle. He died at the scene. Farley was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:22 p.m., according to coroner’s records. A third person was not injured.
Alaricka Hayes said Farley, her younger brother, was born and raised in Compton and was outgoing and caring. Farley recently got a job working in a warehouse and wanted to go back to school to become a barber, she said.
Farley had a 1-year-old son, and loved playing with his 8-year-old nephew. His family has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral expenses.
“He lived for his son,” Hayes said. “He was not into gangs. He was a good kid. He was a good soul.”
Farley was one of four people killed in Compton that weekend.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.