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Leimert Park: Thomas Pearson Jr., 29

July 31, 2009 |  5:18 pm

Location of Pearson's shooting. Click to learn more about the demographics of this area.Thomas Eugene Pearson Jr., a 29-year-old black man, was shot in the head and died July 20 in the hospital. Pearson was shot at the corner of Leimert Boulevard and Sutro Avenue July 16 in Leimert Park, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Pearson, of Compton, was found on a bus bench about 4 a.m. after someone saw him and called 911, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office.

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My prayers for "baby sam's" family is that God will comfort his them as only God can. It is never easy to say goodbye to someone you love . But it is even worse when the are brutally murdered. There will be a justice to this because Sam was a child of God and had recently rededicated his life to the Lord. Growing up baby sam was always nice kid never disrespectful. He was someone you didnt mind coming to your house to hang out with your kids. The one thing that stands out to me about him is he could really dance. It was a treat watching him dance. I know he will be missed and I want the family to know that God loves you and he will help you all throught this very very hard time. God bless and keep you.

It is sad that we have to bury a young man. cut off a waste ,some one life Some man does not repect life . because girls are not pulling triggers...
WE need to repected our selves. Men of color kill each other... this is race ism. Black on black Brown on brown for what???
Please raise your kids in Sunday School, boy scouts. Pee Wee football where the can learn respect of others

MAN WHY DID IT HAVE TO HAPPEN THIS WAY BABY SAM I KNOW U WATCHIN OVA US AND I WISH I KAN SEE YOU TO BUT I KNW YOU IN A BETTER PLACE NOW BUT I MISS YOU WE ALL MISS YOU I REMEMBER WHEN WE WENT TO SHAKEDOWN WE WAS HAVIN A BALL YOU WAS SO TURNT UP AND WE LAUGHED ALL NITE LONG MAN IT DONT SEEM FOR REAL AT ALL I HOPE THEY FIND WHOEVA DID THIS TO MY HOMEBOY KUZ THE PERSON WHO DID THIS WILL ROTT IN HELL AND PAY FOR THE DAMAGE THEY KAUSED TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS I LOVE YOU *BABY SAM DEARLY* AND I KNOW YOU UP THERE TEACHIN GOD AND EVERYBODY ELSE HOW TO JERK AND DANCE ALL NITE LONG THEN FINISH THE NITE OFF WITH SOME OF YOUR GOOD SOUL FOOD ALL I KAN SAY IS BE GOOD AND SAVE ME A PLATE LOVIN U ALWAYS *^LOOKIN UP ABOVE^*

R.I.P Thomas Eugene Pearson.

Baby Sam is my cousin, that was more like my brother.I,as well as the family are still very devastaed by the untimely murder of Sam. we can't believe that someone had enough hate in their heart towards him to do this to him.he never went out of his way to hurt others and people enjoyed being around him. I've had plenty of my friends meet him, and after meeting him always asked about him,because he had a good heart. and that was my nickname for him: Brotha GoodHeart..and he called me Sista SweetSpirit. He always put his family first and was always helping people. now that he's no longer here with us, I hope someone would help us find who did this to him. I personally don't think we have to look to far,because I'm pretty sure he knew the person. But justice will come in due time. I LOVE YOU BABY SAM, AND KNOW THAT YOU DID NOT DIE IN VAIN. LOVE...US



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