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Mark Salisbury
  • Death date
  • March 26, 2011

Mark Salisbury, 39

Mark Salisbury, a 39-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, March 26, in the 800 block of East 116th Place in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Salisbury was on his way to work about 4:50 a.m. when he was approached by an unknown assailant and shot, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office.

Salisbury was taken to a hospital in Torrance where he died at 5:35 a.m. Coroner's records said he was shot in the torso.

In an email to The Times, his wife, Ricca Salisbury, said her husband graduated from Verbum Dei High in 1989 and attended El Camino College. 

[Editor's note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly spelled Ricca Salisbury's name as Nicca Salisbury.]

At the time of the shooting, she said Salisbury was en route to his family's business, Walton Auto Wrecking & Towing in Compton, where he had worked since he was a teenager.

"We met in 1990 and are still together - that is 22 years. We have 2 beautiful kids a 17-year-old just shy of her 18th by 3 weeks and leaving for college in 3 months and a 8-year-old who is the spitting image of her father," Ricca Salisbury wrote. "He bought the most randown house on the block and with his blood, sweat and tears turned it in a beautiful home for his family. He was killed right outside our home which now makes it hard for us to look out the window or even leave our house because the memories are so strong of what happened that morning."

Anyone with information about the shooting can provide an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

-- Megan Garvey

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