Damien Deshawn Scott Jr., a 27-year-old black man, was shot and killed Monday, Aug. 28, in the 7500 block of Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax neighborhood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5:45 p.m., an undercover officer from the Los Angeles Police Department working nearby heard gunshots, LAPD Lt. John Radtke said.
The officer discovered Scott with gunshot wounds. Scott was pronounced dead at 5:59 p.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
Scott was armed, and it appeared that he was wounded in an exchange of gunfire, Radtke said.
A suspect fled in a black SUV, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.