South Los Angeles Man Killed in Courtyard

April 24, 2010

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Criminal Gang Homicide Group, Southeast Squad Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who was involved in the killing of a 35-year-old man, early this morning.

On April 24, at around 4:20 a.m., 35-year-old Ramond Juan Allen Sr., was walking inside the Jordan Downs Housing Development when he was approached by an unknown male Black suspect.  The suspect fired multiple times and Allen was struck by gunfire.  Allen fell to the ground in the courtyard area near the 2030 block East 101st Street.  The suspect then entered a white sedan and left the scene southbound on Grape Street from 102nd Street.
Allen was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.  According to detectives the motive is believed to be gang related.  The suspect, vehicle and weapon remain outstanding.    
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Criminal Gang Homicide Group, Southeast Squad Detectives Scott Smith and Mario Aguilar at 213-485-4341.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.