Homicide detectives were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was found fatally shot in Lynwood Tuesday night, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced.
A Century Station deputy was patrolling in the area of the 12400 block of Bullis Road (map) just after 8 p.m. when he heard gunshots, according to a sheriff’s news release.
When he drove in the direction of the shots, the deputy was flagged down by a witness who pointed to a man lying wounded in the middle of Bullis Road.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
The witness stated that the victim and the shooter had stopped their respective vehicles and began arguing with each other in the roadway when the gunman produced a handgun and shot the victim, the release stated.
The shooter, described as a tall black male in a red sedan, drove away, according to the witness.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
Anonymous tips can be left by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or by texting TIPLA a tip to 274637.
KTLA’s Tracy Bloom and Melissa Pamer contributed to this story.