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Youth pastor slaying: Police still seek second suspect

June 20, 2012 |  1:27 pm

A memorial poster for Oscar Duncan.More than a week after prosecutors charged a man in the murder of a popular youth pastor from Venice, authorities say they are still searching for at least one other suspect in the slaying.

Kevin Dwayne Green, 28, is accused of killing Venice resident Oscar Duncan, a former football captain and homecoming king at his high school.

Police believe about four men drove up in a white car the night of June 4 and jeered at Duncan's girlfriend as the two were standing on a Venice street. Authorities say the assailants shouted a gang name as one of them fired a single shot, striking Duncan in the head.

Prosecutors say Green was among those in the car. Police say they believe the act was random and that Duncan was not in a gang and had no criminal record, authorities said.

Green pleaded not guilty last week to all charges. A second suspect, identified by police as Hopeton Bereford Parsley, 22, was not charged in the case,  but authorities said they are continuing to investigate.


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-- Andrew Blankstein and Matt Stevens

Photo: A memorial poster for Oscar Duncan. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times