Theodore Melvin White, 46
Theodore Melvin White, a 46-year-old white man, died Monday May 6, three days after he was punched outside a liquor store in the 2100 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Leimert Park, according to the Los Angeles Police Department
White was outside the store about 10:30 p.m. May 3, when he was punched multiple times, causing him to fall and hit his head on a sidewalk, according to the police report. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and died on Monday, May 6 at 8:38 p.m. Los Angeles County coroner's office spokesman Ed Winter said officials have not determined a cause of death.
Three days later, authorities arrested Antoine Deon Mingo, a 28-year-old black man, in connection with White’s death. Mingo pleaded not guilty to a single count of voluntary manslaughter on May 21, according to Shiara Davila-Morales, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney.
Mingo is being held in lieu of $1-million bond, according to Los Angeles County jail records.
Anyone with information can anonymously call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
-- Nicole Santa Cruz