Tasi Malaki, a 45-year-old man of Samoan descent, died Sunday, Aug. 11 after he was shot in the 400 block of West Willow Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.
Malaki, a Long Beach-based reggae and hip-hop artist known as Toko Tasi, was shot following a dispute near West Willow Street and Eucalyptus Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:13 a.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds.
Friends told KTLA5 that Malaki was attending a high school reunion when he was shot.
“We heard the gunshots,” Audra Viscidi told KTLA during a vigil for Malaki the following evening. “Before that, we were all just inside laughing and hugging each other, and saying ‘I love you’ and catching up.”
The shooter fled on foot ...