Dontae Cotton, L.A. Homicide No. 15: Man Killed in Gang-Related Shooting in South LA

A 28-year-old man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in South Los Angeles January 24. The fatal shooting occurred shortly after midnight on Sunday, in the 1600 block of West 60th Place. According to police reports, Dontae Cotton had just returned home and was walking from his parked vehicle toward his home when a vehicle stopped in the street.


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A gunman emerged, confronted Cotton and shot him several times. Cotton was hit and collapsed on the side of his residence. Paramedics rushed him to a local hospital where he died. The suspect was last seen driving westbound on 60th Place. There are no suspects and the vehicle description remains unknown. Anyone with information should contact LAPD's 77th Division detectives at (213) 485-1383.


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