Ervin Darnell Galbreath, 28
Ervin Darnel Galbreath, a 28-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, Feb. 3, near South Western Avenue and West 29th Street in Jefferson Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 4 a.m., Galbreath and another person left the Hollywood area in a Dodge Charger when they noticed a vehicle following them, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.
The vehicle continued to follow Galbreath, and as he was driving south on South Western Avenue, the vehicle pulled up and fired at the Dodge, Garrido said.
The passenger with Galbreath fled, and the Dodge struck a parked vehicle. Galbreath was pronounced dead at 4:10 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
No one else was injured in the shooting.
Police think the vehicle that followed Galbreath was a white sedan.
Francine Lee, who identified herself as Galbreath’s aunt, arrived at the scene early that morning and said her nephew was going to school and studying to be an electrician.
“He was a good kid,” she said. “He was very faithful to his children. He was trying to get himself together as far as going back to school.”
Galbreath’s wife, who also came to the crime scene but did not want to give her name, said Galbreath was the father of twins.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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