A story for every victim
expand map
  • Death date
  • Feb. 21, 2009
  • Address
  • Compton
  • 400 block of South Amantha Avenue

Follow the story:

Marcus Lemons, 31 [Updated]

Marcus Lemons, a 31-year-old black man, was shot by his wife, a CHP officer, on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, in the 400 block of Amantha Avenue in Compton.

The name of the officer has not been released by authorities, but the shooting is being investigated as a domestic violence incident, authorities said.

Lemons was in a car with his wife when she allegedly shot him.

Read more Times coverage of the incident:

Off-duty CHP officer allegedly kills husband

Man allegedly killed by wife, a CHP officer, is identified

[Update Jan. 17, 2011: Officer pleads not guilty to killing husband]

[Update Jan. 23, 2012: CHP officer found guilty of murdering her husband]

[Update March 9, 2012: Former CHP officer sentenced to 50 years for killing her husband]

-- Anthony Pesce

Five reader comments:
Share a memory or thought about Marcus Lemons
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.