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Murder Was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 126: Shooting at Koreatown Karaoke Bar

Two men were shot, and one died, after a heated fracas inside a Koreatown Karaoke bar on June 7.


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According to police reports, the shooting at M2 Cafe & Karaoke Bar at 4001 W. Sixth Street, occurred about 2:10 a.m., Sunday, after 37-year-old Michael Kim and another man got involved in a dispute with the shooter. As the two men walked outside of the bar, the gunman, described as a Korean, fired at the pair before driving off in a black car.

Both men were rushed to a local hospital where Kim was pronounced dead. The other victim was listed in stable condition with a graze wound to his head.

The shooter, identified as 22-year-old Louis Lee of Rowland Hills, was arrested later that night.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Olympic Homicide Detectives at 213-382-9470.

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