An L.A. County Sheriff's Department employee was murdered in South L.A. last night, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The four-year department veteran was not a sworn officer but rather was a county security guard, an LAPD spokesman told us.
He was identified as ...
... 33-year-old Calvin Eugene Gray of L.A., according to an LAPD statement.
Cops responding to an 8:30 p.m. report of a shooting in the 1000 block of West 76th Street in South L.A. discovered Gray in a vehicle, "suffering from possible gunshot wounds," the statement reads.
L.A. Fire Department paramedics responded and declared the man dead at the scene, the LAPD says.
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CBS Los Angeles reports that relatives believe Gray was dropping off a loved one when a burgundy-colored car rolled up and one of three possible suspects inside opened fire.
A police spokesman said he couldn't confirm that story, and that detectives were looking at a couple different possible scenarios.
Anyone with info on the attack or the possible suspects was asked to call detectives at 213-486-6890.