Kareem Wafer, 31
Kareem Wafer, 31, a black man, was shot in the back on Hoover Street between 46th and 45th streets about 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, in LAPD's 77th Street Division. Officers got a "shots fired" call and found Wafer lying on the ground, said Det. John Zambos. He died within an hour. Left, the spot where the shooting occurred, near a small market.
Update: LAPD Dets. John Zambos and Leo Kerchenske of LAPD South Bureau's 77th Street unit have cleared this case. A suspect, Uriel Ortega, a 24-year-old Latino man, was arrested and charged in Wafer's murder. The two were from the same neighborhood, and had quarreled over something; it was not made clear what.