Anthony Jack Parker, 32
Anthony Parker, a 32-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, June 26, in the 1400 block of West 152nd Street at South Tajauta Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Parker was riding a bicycle in the residential neighborhood about 11:23 p.m. when a white SUV drove up beside him, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
Witnesses told investigators that Parker conversed with the people in the SUV for several minutes, before someone in the vehicle pulled out a gun, Corina said.
“They were just having a conversation, and then somebody starts shooting,” Corina said.
Parker dropped his bike and tried to run, but he collapsed a short distance away, Corina said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:41 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to coroner’s records.
Investigators said Parker was a documented gang member who was living on the streets, Corina said, but they don’t know if the shooting was gang-related.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.