Mylus Mondy, 48, a black man, an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection employee for LAX, was shot in the back at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at 6611 La Cienega Westway in Ladera Heights. Mondy was transported to a local hospital, where he died the next day at 5:48 a.m. According to police, Mondy pulled into a Bank of America parking lot and walked up to an ATM, where adjacently a black man was robbing an ATM user at gunpoint. The gunman then turned his attention to Mondy, hitting him with his gun and demanding money. Fearing for his life, Mondy ran; the gunman chased after him while firing. Mondy was hit in the back and was mortally wounded.
Mondy was a CBP technician assigned to the Passenger Operations division of U.S. Customs Border and Protection. He provided support from security to collecting fines and penalties as a cashier. He was described as a "good hearted" man who reached out to help people, according to Sergio Espinoza, assistant port director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He helped repaired the fence of a co-workers home; installed blinds in an office when he was off duty, Espinoza recalled. He said Mondy was going to "be dearly missed."
Bank of America is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer. He is described as a black man, between 5-foot-8 and 5- foot-11 inches tall. Anyone with information can call Dets. Wallace Tennelle or Corbin Rheaul from LAPD's robbery-homicide division at (213) 485-2129.
Update: Authorities announced Friday, March 14, the arrest of McKenzie Bryant, 23, and his female companion Enjoli McClendon, 22, on suspicion of murder.