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Dora Lee Dawson
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  • Oct. 8, 2013

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Dora Lee Dawson, 64

Dora Lee Dawson, a 64-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the 11700 block of South Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.

Dawson was shot while attempting to protect her grandson, Datwan Henderson, 22, after he was confronted and shot in an apartment about 12:51 p.m.

The gunman also shot and killed Henderson’s girlfriend, Crystallyn May Nguyen, 18.

Justin Marquis Scott, 19, Nguyen’s ex-boyfriend, has been charged with two counts of special circumstances murder and one count of attempted murder, according to the L.A. County district attorney’s office.

Dawson was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at 1:46 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Nguyen also died in the shooting. Henderson survived.

Anyone with information is asked to call (310) 412-5240. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times staff

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