Alleged Gang Member Charged in Murder of Youth Pastor

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oscar-dunanLOS ANGELES (KTLA) — A reputed gang member has been charged with the murder of a Compton youth minister in Venice last June.

Hopeton Parsley, 23, an alleged Playboy Gangster Crip, was arrested on Thursday by LAPD officers.

He is charged with being the shooter in the murder of 23-year-old Oscar Duncan on June 4, 2012.

Parsley was scheduled to be arraigned on Friday. Prosecutors will ask that his bail be set at $2 million.

According to prosecutors, Parsley was among a group of men who drove up to Duncan and his girlfriend, who were standing on the street in Venice.

Authorities say the assailants shouted a gang name before Parsley allegedly fired a single shot, hitting Duncan in the head.

Duncan, who was not a gang member, was involved in gang intervention in addition to being a youth minister.

Two other people — Kevin Dwayne Green, 29, aka Baby Skull, and Nichole Sheran, 18 — have been charged in the case.

All three suspects are charged with one count of murder with gun use and street gang allegations.

The complaint alleges that Parsley, who has prior convictions, personally discharged a handgun.

Green was charged in June with murder and a separate count of second degree robbery that allegedly occurred on May 21, along with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 20 for a preliminary hearing.

Sheran has pleaded not guilty to a single count of murder, and is also due back in court on Feb. 20.

If convicted, Parsley faces a minimum of 50 years to life in prison.

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  • Sambo

    Not only "One more p.o.s. off the street" But "One more you know what off the street" Well, for now, his mama will be in court and say " Miz sun iz a good boy! hez neva done no wrong! Then his attorney, or should I say (Court appointed attorney free of charge) you know, our tax dollars at work. They of course will plead again NOT GUILTY, get convicted, appeal the verdict, then appeal it again and get off with some technicality like a fake alibi that he was at home studying and reading a book for college NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Marshall

      You sound like a bigot. The white man called Indians savages because they wanted their land. Is this man a save because he is Black or because of the damage and crime he committed?

  • mark

    Looks like obama loses 4 more voters!…… couldnt imagine the crime from these creatures all over america,and in socal the media only reports 10% of the negro crime……they are the black plague!…….SEGREGATION DESTROYED AMERICA!,,,,,AND YOU KNOW I'M RIGHT!

  • Angelique

    Oscar I miss you more then you could ever imagine. Put sometime behind bars doesn’t help the situation it’s not going to bring him back. I just hope at the end of it he touched these people lives and they saw how such a great person he was! I love you my angel! I’ll see you soon

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