Sunday, April 5, 2009
Man Killed During Dispute at NightclubLos Angeles: A 19-year-old Los Angeles man died after being shot during a dispute at a local nightclub.
On Sunday, April 5, 2008, at about 1:05 a.m., at a club in the 5500 block of South Western Avenue, Damien Cordell White and the suspect became involved in a fight outside the club. During the struggle the suspect produced a handgun and shot White multiple times.
After being shot White got into his car and drove a short distance to a nearby gas station at Slauson Avenue and Western Avenue, where he collapsed. Los Angeles City Fire Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at 1:30 a.m.
Detectives do not have a suspect description or motive in this case. The handgun is still outstanding.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detectives Kenneth White or Refugio Garza at 213-485-1383. During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.” Tipsters may remain anonymous.