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Family members believe Jarret Crump may have been the victim of mistaken identity in the Nov. 25 shooting. (credit: CBS)

Family members believe Jarret Crump may have been the victim of mistaken identity in the Nov. 25 shooting. (credit: CBS)

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Detectives were searching for a second suspect Wednesday in the killing of a Los Angeles Unified school district janitor.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports police say the first suspect, Kenneth Clay, is a known gang member who faces murder and attempted murder charges in the death of Jarret Crump.

Jarret Crump and a 25-year-old female friend were stopped at around 5:40 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Century Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, where they were attacked by an unknown gunman, according to detectives with the LAPD’s Criminal Gang Homicide Division.

Crump was struck by the gunfire and his friend sustained a superficial gunshot wound, investigators said. Both were transported to a local hospital where Crump later died as a result of his injuries.

Crump’s female passenger suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to LAPD Detective Rick Gordon. Neither of the victims were known to have any gang ties, detectives said.

Detective Sal LaBarbera said eyewitnesses are now the best hope to find the second suspect.

“The shooter had to walk in between cars, come up on the victim’s vehicle, fire shots and again walk between several vehicles back to his vehicle,” LaBarbera said.

Family members suspect the shooting was a case of mistaken identity, perhaps over Crump’s car.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact detectives at LAPD Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341.


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