Stacey Johnson, 42
Stacy Johnson, a 42-year-old black man, died Monday, Dec. 14, two decades after he was shot in the 2300 block of East 126th Street in Willowbrook, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Johnson was shot in 1989 and as a result of his injuries was left a paraplegic. Winter said Johnson had suffered from ulcers for years and had more recently developed sepsis, which ultimately caused his death.
Winter said Johnson was living in a care facility and was transferred to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:38 p.m. Dec. 14. Winter said that because the gunshot wound in 1989 caused the medical condition that led to Johnson's death the case is considered a homicide by the coroner's definition.
Winter said another person was shot and killed in the 1989 incident, and that someone was tried and acquitted of the crime. He had no other details on the case. Detectives said they were still researching the case and needed more time before they could comment or provide more information.
-- Anthony Pesce