Clifford Gordon Benton, a 66-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, Oct. 15, in the 1700 block of West 77th Street in Manchester Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A group of men was playing dominoes about 11:20 a.m. when two black men believed to be in their late teens or early 20s walked up to three nearby teenagers and yelled a gang slur, Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling said.
The two men then pulled out guns and began shooting at the teens, who ran away, Barling said.
The dominoes players tried to escape the gunfire, but the shooters turned to two of them – one of whom was Benton – who were hiding. The two gunmen then began firing at Benton and another man, Warner Stern, 59, Barling said.
Benton was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:40 a.m., according to ...
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