A story for every victim

Kumase Baraka Jefferson, 41

Kumase Baraka Jefferson, a 41-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, Aug. 15, in the 900 block of West 65th Street in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 6:30 p.m., Jefferson and a 35-year-old man were standing in front of an abandoned residence when a light-colored sedan pulled up, said LAPD Det. Chris Barling.

Multiple people got out of the sedan and opened fire, striking Jefferson and the 35-year-old man.

Jefferson was pronounced dead at  6:45 p.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records. The 35-year-old is expected to survive.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Share a memory or thought about Kumase Baraka Jefferson

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.


13 reader comments