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#LASD Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspects in Compton Child Murder

Two men suspected in the murder of a three year old child that was shot as he sat in his car seat were arrested.

The incident began on the evening of Saturday, January 20, 2018, on the 2800 block of West Alondra Boulevard in the city of Compton, as two males began to argue in a business parking lot.  During the argument, both men fired gunshots at each other as one of the males began to enter an awaiting vehicle driven by his girlfriend.  Both vehicles then fled the scene.

Deputies were alerted by a 911 telephone call to respond to the 17200 block of south Central Avenue, in the city of Carson, regarding the three year old gunshot victim.  Upon their arrival, deputies contacted Suspect Harris, his girlfriend and her child who was suffering from a gunshot wound.  The child was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The second vehicle involved was occupied by the driver Suspect Ward.  The suspect vehicle was last seen traveling westbound away from the location on Alondra Boulevard and out of view.

On Monday, January 22, 2018, Homicide detectives arrested Suspect Dwayne Christopher Ward, male Black, 29 years of age, after he turned himself in to Homicide detectives. Suspect Ward was transported to East Los Angeles Sheriff’s station and booked under booking #5211316. He is currently being held without bail on a parole violation.
 
On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Homicide detectives arrested Suspect Kevughn Harris, male Black, 27 years of age.  He was booked at Century Regional Detention Center for murder and is being held in lieu of $2,000,000 bail, booking #5263190.
 
Friday, March 23, 2018, both suspects are expected to make their first court appearance at the Compton Courthouse.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (213) 890-5500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or text the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or use the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
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Lieutenant Joe Mendoza
Homicide Bureau
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
 
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