Justin Alongino Holmes, 21
Justin Alongino Holmes, a 21-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, Oct. 1, in the 7800 block of South Western Avenue in Manchester Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11:26 a.m., Holmes and two others were walking west on West 78th Street approaching South Western Avenue when two people approached and asked what gang they were from, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.
One man pulled out a gun and shot Holmes, Garrido said. The two people with Holmes ran from the gunfire.
The gunman and the accomplice ran to a waiting black sedan, which fled south in an alley off South Western Avenue, police said.
Holmes was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Holmes is not a documented gang member, Garrido said.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.