A story for every victim

Kirinda Lavar Morehead, 39

Kirinda Lavar Morehead, a 39-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, Feb. 18, in the 2300 block of Bashor Street in Duarte, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Morehead and his wife had parked their two cars near their apartment about 8 p.m., Lt. Steve Jauch said.

As Morehead’s wife walked toward the house, Morehead was transferring items from one car to another, with his two young children strapped into their car seats in his car, Jauch said. 

A white vehicle pulled up alongside Morehead and someone inside began shooting, striking Morehead several times, Jauch said. 

Morehead was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:18 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Morehead’s children and his wife were not injured, Jauch said. 

Investigators don’t have a description of the people in the car or a motive for the shooting. Morehead worked in construction and was not involved in gangs, Jauch said. 

The vehicle was described as a white BMW with tinted windows last seen driving westbound on Bashor Street, then northbound on Mount Olive Drive.

On Feb. 28, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $10,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in shooting, a spokesman for Supervisor Kathryn Barger said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Sheriff’s Department Homicide Dets. Philip Guzman or Eric Arias at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

Share a memory or thought about Kirinda Lavar Morehead

Before you post, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Remember, all posts are approved by a Times staffer. Profanity and personal attacks will not be approved.


One reader comment