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Adrian Dewayne Johnson, 23

Adrian Dewayne Johnson (2019-09-27)

Adrian Dewayne Johnson, a 23-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, Sept. 27, in the 100 block of South Ash Avenue in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.

Shortly before 2 a.m., officers were called to the area regarding a shooting and found Johnson in the backyard of a home, suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a news release from the Inglewood Police Department. 

Johnson was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 a.m., according to coroner's records.

Police did not release additional information about the shooting. The motive is unknown.

Kymecha Coleman, Johnson's mother, said her son grew up in Inglewood and attended Inglewood High School. Johnson was the older of two children, Coleman said.

"I miss looking at those eyes and those dimples," she said. "He had beautiful dimples. He didn't even have to smile."

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (310) 412-5240. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

*This post has been updated with comments from Johnson's mother.

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