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Dontaze Storey Jr, 29
Los Angeles, California
November 11, 2008

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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Storey was unarmed. He was shot in torso, leg and mouth in front of family. Police said his “cell phone looked like a gun.”

The community has launched a full-court press into the tragic LAPD killing of an unarmed man who was helping his fiancée fill a pre-natal prescription at a drugstore the day after the couple learned she was pregnant.

At the culmination of an unbelievable chain of events, Dontaze Storey Jr., 29, was shot dead on the corner of New Hampshire Avenue and 3rd Street on November 11 in a fusillade of bullets fired by two Rampart police officers in full view of his terrified pregnant girlfriend and his adoring neighbors.

The officers, Oliver Malabuya and Daniel Bunch, thought Storey had a gun. After they shot him full of holes, they realized the only weapon he had was a cell phone.

Storey was well known and highly respected in his neighborhood. His senseless, unarmed killing by the LAPD has sparked outrage in the community and rekindled activism against police violence which has lain dormant since the cops killed 13-year-old Devin Brown for joyriding almost four years ago.

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January 2014 Settlement $750,000