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Michael Lamont Davis, 22

Michael Lamont Davis, a 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, June 26, in the 600 block of East Avenue H-14 in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

The incident began when a motorist stuck and injured Davis’ dog, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Victor Lewandowski. 

“There was a confrontation about, ‘You hurt my dog. I need some money for the vet,’” Lewandowski told The Times.

The motorist, who witnesses said was driving a black pickup truck, left but returned sometime later and shot Davis in a parking lot on East Avenue H-14, Lewandowski said.

When deputies arrived, Davis was bleeding and unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:52 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Witnesses described the shooter as a black, male, and in his early 20s, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. 

Lewandowski said the condition of the dog was not known.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

— Harriet Ryan and Jeanette Marantos

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