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Branden Marcel Davis, 21

Branden Marcel Davis (2016-08-01)

Branden Marcel Davis, a 21-year-old black man, was shot and killed Monday, Aug. 1, in the 500 block of North Sloan Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies went to Davis' home after receiving a 911 call about gunshots about 10:40 p.m.

Deputies found Davis lying in his driveway with multiple gunshot wounds, said Lt. Steve Jauch. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:10 p.m., according to coroner's records. 

Investigators learned that a man confronted Davis in his frontyard and fired several shots at him, Jauch said. 

"We have no suspect description other than he was a male," Jauch said. 

Investigators don't have a motive for the shooting, Jauch said, and they don't know how the shooter left the area. 

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.


5:20 p.m., Aug. 22: A previous version of this article misspelled Davis' first and middle names based off information from the coroner's office.

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