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Derek Wilson, 61

Derek Wilson (2020-06-30)

Derek Wilson, a 61-year-old Black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, June 30, in the 1600 block of West 107th Street in Westmont, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

About 1:30 p.m., Wilson was sitting in a white sedan smoking a cigarette when a dark-colored car pulled up, said Los Angeles Sheriff’s Det. Louie Aguilera. 

A person walked up to the driver’s side window and began firing at Wilson, Aguilera said. 

Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene. Wilson, an ironworker, lived in the area. He didn’t have any gang ties and was set to move out of state the week of his death. 

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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