Paschal Jabaz Ivy, 37
Paschal Jabaz Ivy, a 37-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, June 10, in the 11500 block of Carson Street in Lakewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Ivy, a San Jacinto resident, was shot multiple times by a resident of the condominiums at the scene, said Lt. Holly Francisco with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Residents of the condos were already edgy after vandals smashed out windows and dented the sides of seven vehicles in the parking lot the night before. Witnesses said the vandals looked like three black males in a dark-colored sedan, Francisco said.
About 11 p.m. residents heard a loud commotion outside and someone yelled the name of a gang, Francisco said.
One of the residents, a 56-year-old Latino, took a handgun onto his balcony to see what was happening, Francisco said.
The resident told investigators that he saw three men in the parking area outside. Two were standing outside a dark-colored sedan and a third was sitting in the driver's seat.
The man inside the car, later identified as Ivy, reached through the window and pointed something at the resident, Francisco said. The resident, fearing that Ivy had a gun and that he was in danger, fired at the car, the detective said.
Ivy, who was struck several times by gunfire, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:33 p.m., according to coroner’s records. One of his three companions was also grazed by gunfire. He was treated at a hospital and released, Francisco said.
A woman inside the car was arrested on suspicion of narcotics possession, Francisco said, and Ivy's two male companions were arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness. The men are suspects in the vandalism, which is being investigated separately, Francisco said.
Investigators found a baseball bat in Ivy's car, Francisco said, but they did not find a gun in or around vehicle.
The resident was questioned by investigators and released. Information about the shooting will be turned over to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office to determine whether charges should be filed against the resident, Francisco said.
Deputies confiscated the resident's handgun, which was registered and legally owned, she said. It was confiscated because it was involved in the homicide.
Anyone with information about the incident should call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Update, June 17: This article was edited and updated throughout with more information, including details about the victim's companions and the information that no gun was found in or near Ivy's car.