Victory McElhaney, a 21-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, March 10, in the 200 block of East Adams Boulevard in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 12:30 a.m., McElhaney and eight friends walked from a nearby home to a strip mall liquor store in the area, said Los Angeles police Capt. Billy Hayes.
After buying alcohol, the group was approached in the parking lot by three or four men. The men attempted to mug the group, and McElhaney was shot after likely objecting to the robbery, Hayes said.
The muggers fled in a car and no one else was hurt. McElhaney was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:12 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
McElhaney devoted most of his life to the intersection of community and music.
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