Killed – Derrick Dion Patton (Los Angeles, CA)


Police are asking for the public’s help with the investigation into the drive-by shooting death of 32-year-old Derrick Patton in Van Nuys Thursday night.

Patton was waiting in his car to meet a friend in the 6800 block of Hazeltine Avenue around 7:35 p.m. when a four-door sedan pulled up alongside him and opened fire. He was struck multiple times in the torso and the car drove away northbound on Hazeltine.

Patton was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives do not know how many people were in the suspect’s car, and have not publicly speculated on a motive for the killing.


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