Suspect arrested in fatal Ladera Heights shooting

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Family members and friends of Semaj Miller, a 14-year-old South Los Angeles youth who was shot to death July 29, gather at a vigil outside Compton City Hall Aug. 6. (Photo by Najee Ali)

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LADERA HEIGHTS — A 29-year-old man has been arrested in Compton on suspicion of fatally shooting a 25-year-old man at a house party in the unincorporated Ladera Heights area July 22.

Deputies assigned to the Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station responded to a shots fired call in the 5800 block of Holt Avenue, near Slauson Avenue, about 11:30 p.m. and found the victim, later identified by the coroner’s office as Jakeil Reynolds suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Deputy James Nagao of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

An investigation determined that Reynolds was attending a party at a home in the area when an argument occurred and he left the house, but was confronted again outside by the suspect and the pair began fighting. At some point, the suspect allegedly pulled a gun and shot Reynolds several times, Nagao said.

Reynolds was pronounced dead at the scene, Nagao said.

Deputies with the Compton Sheriff’s Station found the suspect vehicle the next day and later contacted the suspect, who was “arrested for the murder of Jakeil Reynolds,” Deputy Eric Ortiz said.

The suspect’s name was not released.