A story for every victim

Jenell Gamble-Kendrick, 73

Jenell Gamble-Kendrick, a 73-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the 1700 block of West 60th Street in Harvard Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

About 7 p.m., Gamble-Kendrick got into an argument with her husband, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.

The fight escalated, and Gamble-Kendrick began hitting her husband with her cane, Kouri said.

Her husband, identified by police as Carven Nathaniel Kendrick, became frustrated, went into the bedroom to retrieve his shotgun, then shot his wife in their living room, a few feet away from a bouquet of red roses, Kouri said.

Kendrick then walked to a relative’s home and told the relative that he had just shot his wife. He stayed at the scene until police arrived, Kouri said.

Gamble-Kendrick was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kendrick was charged Thursday with voluntary manslaughter with the allegation that he used a shotgun, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Kendrick faces a possible sentence of 21 years in prison if he is convicted, according to prosecutors.

Gamble-Kendrick and Kendrick were married for 16 years, Kouri said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD Criminal Gang Homicide Division 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 Jenell Gamble-Kendrick

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.

Three reader comments