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Crystallyn May Nguyen, 18

Crystallyn May Nguyen (2013-10-08)

Crystallyn May Nguyen, an 18-year-old Asian woman, was shot and killed Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the 11700 block of South Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Police say Nguyen’s ex-boyfriend confronted her current boyfriend, Datwan Henderson, 22, in an apartment about 12:51 p.m., according to the Inglewood Police Department.

The ex-boyfriend, later identified as Justin Marquis Scott, 19, is accused of brandishing a gun, entering the apartment and shooting Nguyen, Henderson and his grandmother, Dora Lee Dawson, 64.

Nguyen was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at 1:52 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Dawson also died in the shooting. Henderson survived.

Scott has been charged with two counts of special circumstances murder and one count of attempted murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

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

-- Los Angeles Times staff

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