A story for every victim

Lavelle Deshawn Brown, 34

Lavelle Deshawn Brown, a 34-year-old black man, was shot to death Friday, Jan. 13, in the 2200 block of Larchmont Street in Pomona, according to coroner’s records. 

About 11 a.m., Pomona police responded to a call about a shooting in the area, Sgt. Brian Hagerty said. The officers saw a sedan in a frontyard, and Brown and Corin Michella Hensley, 25, were inside with multiple gunshot wounds, Hagerty said. 

Brown was pronounced dead at 11:31 a.m.; Hensley died minutes earlier, according to coroner’s records. 

Hagerty said Brown was driving the vehicle near the intersection of Larchmont Street and Collingswood Drive when a dark-colored sedan pulled alongside. A gunman then opened fire, striking Brown and Hensley. As the gunman’s car sped away, Brown’s vehicle accelerated forward then stopped on a front lawn, Hagerty said. 

Police are pursuing all leads and looking for witnesses. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pomona Police Department at (909) 622-1241 or (909) 620-2085. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

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

Share a memory or thought about Lavelle Deshawn Brown

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.

Email addresses are not republished or used for marketing purposes.

Four reader comments