Frank James Stringfellow Jr., 19
Frank James Stringfellow Jr., a 19-year-old black man, died Tuesday, July 10, after he was shot at 11800 Wilmington Ave. in the Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Stringfellow was in his car about 9:35 p.m. July 9, trying to turn around in a McDonald’s restaurant parking lot, when someone began shooting, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
“We think he was going to get food, and maybe the line was too long because he started to make a three-point turn, and while he was making the turn the suspect came up and shot him inside the car,” Alfred said.
Stringfellow was able to complete his turn and drive a short distance in the parking lot before he collided with another car, Alfred said.
He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead the following day at 2:30 p.m., according to coroners records.
The shooter was described as a black male, 18 to 20 years old, Alfred said.
Investigators believe the shooting was gang related, Alfred said. They are trying to identify the suspect from the restaurant's surveillance camera footage, he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.