Yves Calvin Stone, 41
Yves Calvin Stone, a 41-year-old black man, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, after he was shot in the 44000 block of Gingham Avenue in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Stone was a guest at the home where he was shot, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Marc Boskovich.
About 11 p.m. Aug. 22, deputies were called about gunshots at a party at the house, Boskovich said.
Investigators found a trail of blood from the frontyard to the backyard, where Stone was lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds.
He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:53 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
It’s unclear if Stone was shot in the frontyard and walked to the back or if the blood came from someone else, Boskovich said.
“Our witnesses aren’t very forthcoming,” he said. “Until we get the blood tested, we won’t know whose blood that is" in the frontyard.
The house is frequented by gang members, Boskovich said, and it appears the party involved members of the same gang.
Stone had been a member of the gang, but it is unclear if he was still involved, Boskovich said. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation records show Stone was convicted of second-degree robbery and carjacking in 1997, and was released from prison in June 2015.
Stone has family in Los Angeles but was staying in Lancaster, Boskovich said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.