Man Killed in Compton Shooting, Attacker At Large

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Authorities investigate the death of a man found shot in his car in Compton on Oct. 5, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities investigate the death of a man found shot in his car in Compton on Oct. 5, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Homicide detectives are hunting for clues in the deadly shooting of a man in Compton on Friday night.

Deputies first received reports of a shooting about 5:45p.m. in the 2400 block of El Segundo Boulevard, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Marvin Crowder said in a written statement.

They found spent bullet casings in the area, but learned a gunshot victim had gotten into a car and driven away, Crowder said.

” Deputies discovered the vehicle and the victim near the corner of El Segundo and Alameda Street,” he said. “The victim sustained at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The dead was identified as Derrick Baker, 37, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Lt. David Smith said. His hometown was not yet available.

Aerial video showed a team of investigators remained at the location more than three hours later, processing evidence.

Barriers were set up around a silver sedan that resembled a Cadillac, with deputies combing through the rear seating area and searching around the car.

No further details, including a suspect description, were available. A motive was not clear.

Anyone with information can contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips may be submitted to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.


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