Malcolm Roland Trotter, 25
Malcolm Roland Trotter, a 25-year-old black man, died Sunday, Aug. 21, after he was shot in the 3300 block of Norton Avenue in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
About 8:10 p.m. on Aug. 20, Trotter, who lived in another part of Lynwood, got into a fist fight with a couple of people on Norton Avenue, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Rosson.
Investigators believe Trotter “was conducting business” on the street where he lived when he was younger, provoking locals who thought he had moved into their territory, Rosson said.
Security camera footage showed two Latinos getting into a parked car to leave and Trotter smashing one of the car windows with the handle of a knife he was carrying, Rosson said.
The car drove away but returned a few minutes later.
“Gunfire erupted,” Rosson said, “and Mr. Trotter was hit.”
Trotter was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead the following morning, at 4:51 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the head, according to coroner’s records.
The car drove away after the shooting, Rosson said. He would not provide a description of the vehicle but said early reports describing it as a red, mid-sized sedan were incorrect.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.