Dana Mitchell Young Jr., a 47-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by law enforcement Thursday, Oct. 15, near West 108th Street and South Vermont Avenue in Westmont, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.
About 4 a.m., deputies responded to a call of a woman being kidnapped at gunpoint near South Figueroa and West 103rd streets, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Authorities said that Young forced a woman into his silver SUV and fled. A friend of the woman followed the vehicle. At one point, the SUV stopped and the driver got out, fired a round at the friend and at a vehicle in the same intersection, then resumed driving, the department said.
Deputies tracked the SUV to a park-and-ride in the 11600 block of Vermont Avenue and as they approached, the man began driving away. As the SUV began accelerating, …
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