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Hakim Webster, 36

Hakim Webster,  a 36-year-old black man, was fatally shot on Friday, Jan. 25 in the parking lot of the New Holy Trinity Baptist Church, 1919 East Compton Boulevard in Compton, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records. 

Webster was attending a funeral for a cousin at the church shortly after 1 p.m.,  said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred. The church was full, "standing room only," with about 200 people, some of whom were standing outside, he said.

The deceased was Jakiera Green, 29, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Louisiana on Jan. 8, according to an online fundraiser to bring her body and children back to Southern  California.

Green's grandmother was in the middle of her eulogy when a man stood up in the church "and began yelling something disrespectful," Alfred said. "It erupted into pushing, and shoving, then a series of fights amongst people out in the parking lot, just north of the facility."

Webster was outside in the parking lot, Alfred said, "and at some point, the suspect walked up and shot the victim and two others." 

The two others were injured but are expected to survive their wounds, Alfred said, but Webster was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:08 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to the neck.

Webster lived in the Westmont community of South Los Angeles, according to coroner's records. He had a 4-year-old son, Alfred said. 

The suspect is described as a black adult male, Alfred said. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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