A man who was found shot to death in an alley in South Los Angeles May 30 has been identified as 20-year-old Claudio Johnson.

Johnson was discovered by Los Angeles Police Department officers around 7 am in the 5900 block of South Figueroa Street. Johnson was lying in an alleyway behind his house and had been shot. The Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced Johnson dead.

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Detectives believe that Johnson was walking from his home when the gunman, described as an African American male approached on foot. While Johnson does not have any gang ties, detectives believe that the gunman asked Johnson his gang affiliation and then shot him.

The gunman then ran east on 59th Place and Flower street before driving off in a grey mid-sized sedan. He collided with a parked car on Flower Street and then drove away. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact LAPD 77th Division detectives at (213) 485-1383.

LA Weekly