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Chavin Lafonn Hannah, 46

Chavin Lafonn Hannah, a 46-year-old black man, was shot and killed Monday, June 6, in the 11800 block of Stanford Avenue in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 3 p.m., Los Angeles police responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon and shots fired, said LAPD Det. Nate Kouri. Police arrived and found Hannah in the passenger seat of a light-colored car. A woman who had suffered a gunshot wound to her finger was also nearby.  

Hannah was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:05 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The woman was taken to a hospital where she was treated for her injury.

Investigators believe that a dark-colored vehicle going south on Stanford Avenue stopped adjacent to the light-colored car, and a person inside fired multiple rounds from the passenger side, Kouri said. The vehicle then continued south on Stanford. Police are looking for at least two people.

Kim Hannah, Chavin’s older sister, said her brother was a father of three with an infant grandchild. He worked as a butcher at the VA Hospital in West Los Angeles.

Chavin Hannah, who was on disability leave, had plans to transfer to the VA in Las Vegas, his sister said.

“That’s what he kept saying, ‘I want to do right and take care of my grandson,’” she said.

Kim Hannah said growing up, she always referred to Chavin as her “baby brother.” Things changed as the two matured.

“As we got older he started watching out for me,” she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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