Ontario Jermaine Courtney, 40
Ontario Jermaine Courtney, a 40-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the 5000 block of South Hoover Street in the Broadway-Manchester area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Courtney was sitting in a burgundy SUV with two other people shortly after arriving in the area around 4:30 a.m. when another car pulled up and someone inside the vehicle shot him multiple times, Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling said.
Police, who were nearby, heard the gunshots, Barling said. They pursued the suspect vehicle, which crashed near West 67th Street and South Broadway.
Five people, including two minors, were taken into custody after the shooting, Barling said.
One of the juveniles appeared to have accidentally shot himself during the attack and was hospitalized but is expected to survive, police said.
Courtney was taken to a hospital, where he died at 9:08 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
On Sept. 15, three adults — Timothy Love, a 19-year-old black man; Dasha Delaina Goldston, a 21-year-old black woman; and Jeremiah Atlas, a 19-year-old black man — were charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting at an occupied vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
The charges include an allegation that the crimes were committed on behalf of or in connection to a criminal street gang, the D.A.’s office said. Love, Goldston and Atlas also faces handgun use allegations, a spokesman said.
The defendants are due in court Oct. 3.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.