L.A. Coroner Identifies Man Killed in Melrose Avenue Shooting

Wed, Aug 30, 2017   By City News Service   

Officers response to shooting on Melrose Avenue at Sierra Bonita (Twitteer)

The L.A.. County Coroner’s office Wednesday released the name of a 27-year-old man who was gunned down on Melrose Avenue near Sierra Bonita Avenue.

Damien Scott Jr. of Los Angeles died at the scene of the shooting, which was reported about 5:45 p.m. Monday. The incident led to a major closure of Melrose during a traffic rush hour. The killer remains at large.

Scott had been arguing with a man who pulled out a gun and fired several shots at him, according to Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department’s media relations office.

The suspect, who was driving a black SUV, was last seen traveling east through an alley just south of Melrose Avenue, Herrera said. He was described a 5-foot, 10-inch black man between 20 and 25 years old, wearing a dark jacket, according to the LAPD.

Police are unsure whether the shooting was gang-related.

LAPD West Bureau Homicide detectives asked anyone with information about the shooting to call them at (213) 382-9470.

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  1. Princess rockyThu, Aug 31, 2017 at 2:04 pm

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