Louis Dennard Campbell III, 27
Louis Dennard Campbell III, a 27-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the 37300 block of 28th Street East in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Campbell, who lived in Lancaster, was found in a vacant house where people congregate to sleep, do drugs or hang out, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Rosson.
Deputies were called to the scene about 8 p.m. by a homeless man who said he’d been in another part of the house listening to music on his phone with headphones, Rosson said.
When he walked into the living room, he told investigators he discovered Campbell lying on the floor with what looked like a blunt-force injury.
After paramedics moved Campbell, it became apparent he had been shot, Rosson said. Investigators found at least one bullet casing at the scene.
Campbell was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators believe the shooting may have been drug-related, but there is no suspect description, Rosson said. The other man in the house told detectives that he didn’t hear any gunshots because he had been listening to music.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.