A man who was fatally shot outside his Willowbrook home by a gunman followed him after a dispute over a traffic collision was identified Monday.
The victim, identified by the coroner’s office as 51-year-old Darrell Orlando Daniels, was involved in a car crash with the another man Saturday evening at the corner of Main Street and El Segundo Boulevard (map) in Willowbrook, a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated on Sunday.
After the collision, Daniels attempted to exchange information with the other driver, who refused and demanded Daniels pay $500 for the damage done to his vehicle, according to authorities.
Daniels drove away toward his home, less than a mile away.
The gunman followed the victim to his home in the 200 block of East 121st Street (map) at around 5:30 p.m. and another confrontation — this one at gunpoint — ensued over the $500 demand, the release stated.
Daniels again refused to pay and the other man left.
About an hour later, the gunman returned, walked up to the victim and opened fire multiple times, hitting him in the chest, the Sheriff’s Department said.
The shooter then fled the scene and was last seen running eastbound on 121st Street toward San Pedro Street.
Daniels was pronounced dead at the scene.
No description of the gunman was provided.
The Sheriff’s Department was asking anyone with information about the incident to call its Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
Anonymous tips can also be left by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 and through the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
Correction: An earlier version of this article gave the incorrect city in which the collision occurred. The article has been updated.