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Kevin Wooten, 23
Los Angeles, California
December 25, 2010

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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Kevin Wooten, a 23-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles police officer Saturday, Dec. 25, in the 9900 block of Grape Street in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

LAPD officers were called to the Jordan Downs Housing Projects just before 4 a.m. after a report of an assault with a rifle. The officers were near an open field behind the housing area when they saw an occupied SUV adjacent to the field, police said.

While dealing with the people in that vehicle, they saw Wooten riding toward them on a bicycle. He was holding a rifle and ignored their commands, prompting them to shoot, police said.