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Murder was the Case

Jewell King, L.A. Homicide No. 41: Woman Shot and Killed Near South L.A. Overpass

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Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 5:23 PM
click to enlarge Jewell King - LOS ANGELES TIMES
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By Ryan Deto

On February 19, Jewell King was fatally shot in the 11600 block of South Main Street in Broadway-Manchester.

Gunshots were reported to the LAPD at 9:45 p.m. and the 54-year-old black women was found a short time later in the street suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest and arm, according to coroner's records.

Paramedics then took the victim to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she died.

The area where King was shot is sandwiched in between the 105 freeway and a residential neighborhood.

The Los Angeles Times reported that authorities at the time had found no connections or possible motives for the shooting. Any suspects were unknown.

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the LA Weekly's archive of all homicides within Los Angeles city limits was discontinued near the end of last year. We will be rolling out the 2011 homicides, one by one, until our "Murder was the Case" archive is up to date. Thanks for your patience.

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