LASD Investigates Fatal Shooting of 22-Year-Old Woman in South LA

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Written By Lori Walker

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An investigation is ongoing after a woman was found shot and killed inside a car with many bullet holes in South Los Angeles earlier this week.

The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, near the Vermont Avenue exit of the 105 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Initially, it wasn’t clear whether the car belonged to the suspect or the victim, as stated by LASD. A deputy at the scene called for help from South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

When they arrived, they discovered the woman, identified as 22-year-old Raejonette Morgan, inside her car with gunshot wounds. She was taken to a nearby hospital but sadly passed away on July 4.

The family is now questioning the actions of the first deputy who responded to the scene, a member of the Parks Bureau. According to civil rights activist Najee Ali, the deputy stayed in his patrol car and didn’t provide aid to the shooting victim. The family, represented by civil rights attorney Ben Crump, is demanding transparency regarding the deputy’s actions and any prior complaints about similar incidents involving African American victims.

In response to the incident, LASD announced they are conducting a Critical Incident Review to assess the deputy’s response, training, and adherence to department policies. They expressed deep concern about the incident and assured the public of their commitment to solving the crime and supporting the victim’s family during this difficult time.

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