A story for every victim

David Elijah Willis, 24

David Elijah Willis, a 24-year-old Black man, was shot and killed Friday, July 24, in the 500 block of West 117th Street in Vermont Vista, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

About 8 p.m., Willis was found in the front yard of a home with gunshot wounds, said Los Angeles police Det. Nathan Kouri. 

Willis was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Willis was living in a bronze SUV in front of the home where he was found, police said. Detectives are trying to determine what led up to the shooting.

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

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

Do you have information to share about the life of David Elijah Willis ? The Homicide Report needs your help. Please fill out this form or e-mail us at homicidereport@latimes.com.

Share a memory or thought about David Elijah Willis

Before you post, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Remember, all posts are approved by a Times staffer. Profanity and personal attacks will not be approved.

  Required
  Required

One reader comment