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Rudondo Puckett, 58

Rudondo Puckett, a 58-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, May 6, near 105th Street and Compton Avenue in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

About 3 a.m., authorities received a 911 call regarding a shooting, said LAPD Southeast homicide Det. J. Jamison, who is handling the case.

When officials arrived, they found Puckett wounded. He was taken by paramedics to St. Francis Medical Center, where he later died, Jamison said.

Investigators do not know what led up to the shooting. No arrests have been made in connection with the case.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to contact Dets. Jamison or McCoy at (213) 485-4341. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

— Los Angeles Times

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