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Westlake: Brent Lavorne Moore, 18

September 25, 2009 | 10:05 am


Brent Lavorne Moore, an 18-year-old black man, died on Saturday, Sept. 19, after he was shot in the 200 block of South Witmer Street in Westlake, authorities said.

Sgt. Michael Mabie of the Los Angeles Police Department said Moore was a Crips gang member of an unknown clique and was killed after two men walked up and shot him multiple times before fleeing.

He said three men were standing in front of the Pan American restaurant and club about 1:45 a.m. when a car carrying two gang members, reportedly from the Temple Street Gang, drove by, and one of the men inside said something to the group.

The car then circled back around and one of the men inside shot at the three men, striking one in the chest, one in the back and one in the hand, police said. Mabie said the three injured men also were gang members and that security guards returned fire and the vehicle sped away.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz

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Credit: Sarah Ardalani / Los Angeles Times