Arturo Martin Sampiero, a 29-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Friday, May 24, in the 4500 block of West 173rd Street in Lawndale, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Sampiero had gone to the store and was returning home in a Lyft around 1:30 a.m. when someone confronted him as he was getting out of the car, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
The driver heard "some kind of exchange involving [Sampiero's] status in a gang," Alfred said. "Words were exchanged, gunfire erupted and the driver said, 'I'm getting out of here,' and took off, although he did come back."
Sampiero was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:11 a.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as gunshot wounds to the back.
Investigators don't know whether Sampiero ...