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Music Producer Killed in Shooting, Second Man Wounded
By City News Service
Published June 20, 2019

An investigation was continuing today into the killing of a music producer who was shot outside his home in South Los Angeles along with another man, who was hospitalized.

The shooting occurred about 4:10 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of West 78th Street, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im. No arrests have been reported.

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Leslie Andre Wakefield Jr., 26, of Los Angeles, died at a hospital, according to the coroner’s office. The other man, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in unknown condition.

Wakefield, also known as DJ Official, was a Grammy-winning music producer who worked with artists like Cardi B, Chris Brown, and the late Nipsey Hussle, according to NBC4.

“He wasn’t in a gang,” his cousin Ty Guerrero told the station. “He wasn’t in any type of trouble. He didn’t fight. …”

Wakefield and a friend were shot while sitting in a vehicle, Channel 4 reported. Whoever shot them sped off in a black SUV, possibly a 2014 Ford Expedition, that was last seen headed east on 78th Street toward Western Avenue, Im said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.

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