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Musician's slaying outside recording studio under investigation

October 5, 2009 |  1:23 pm

Kevin Harris was an aspiring professional musician who had worked on a video with Lady G, a rapper from Atlanta.

He helped local musicians with their work and wrote his own compositions. “He would go into the studio, play around on the piano for an hour or so, then start recording," said a friend. "Then he would find chords to bring in, then drums,” Parsons said. “It was amazing; he would start from scratch.”

Last month, the 21-year-old was sitting in his car outside an Inglewood music studio when he was shot to death by an unknown assailant. Inglewood police are investigating, and his mother is consumed by grief.

“My arms and fingers are starting to take on a skeletal appearance,” she said. “I can’t eat and I can’t sleep. And I cry.”

His mother wept as she described the phone call that came that night from her son’s father. “I put some water on my socks and tried to wipe up the blood. I wiped up as much blood as I could,” she said. “I got down on my hands and knees and used my hands like they were a broom to sweep up the glass.”

Read Anthony Pesce's full account of the case and listen to Harris' music at the Homicide Report.

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