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Public’s Help Sought in Shooting Death of Lost Driver

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — The Los Angeles Police Department asked the public for help Tuesday in finding whoever shot and killed a man as he sat in his car trying to look up directions.

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Dejon Ward

The incident happened July 12 in the area of Crenshaw and Venice boulevards around 12:45 p.m., according to a LAPD news release.

The victim, identified as Dejon Ward, 21, of Victorville, parked his car at a 7-Eleven to check a map for directions when he was approached by two people.

“As he sat in his vehicle looking at the directions, he was approached by a suspect who asked him ‘Where are you from?’ Before Dejon could even answer, the suspect pulled a gun and shot him,” LAPD Capt. Lillian Carranza said.

After the fatal shooting, the two fled the scene in a silver Nissan Armada SUV, according to police.

They were considered to be armed and dangerous.

“He did not deserve to die. He was a victim of senseless violence and we are petitioning the community that anyone who has information to help solve this case to please come forward,” Dejon’s cousin Caleb Campbell said.

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Police released these surveillance photos.

Anyone with information was asked to contact homicide detectives at 213-382-9370.

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