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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Wednesday May 4th, 2022 :: 05:09 a.m. PDT


#LASD Homicide Investigators Seeking Homicide Suspects, #Compton

On April 3, 2022, at 6:54 p.m., Kahlel Malik Lundy (23yrs old), Keith Terrion Rachel (21yrs old), and two other individuals entered the “Smoke Shop” located at the 1500 block of S. Wilmington Avenue, Compton. The four individuals attempted to commit an armed robbery of the store and pointed their handguns at an employee. The employee, an armed security guard for the business, withdrew his handgun, and a gun battle between the armed men ensued.  The suspects left the “Smoke Shop” and fled the scene.  The employee sustained gunshot wounds to his face and neck and was later released from the hospital. About 30 minutes after the botched robbery, deputies responded to Martin Luther King Hospital regarding a gunshot victim. Investigators discovered the gunshot victim was one of the “Smoke Shop” robbers whom the store employee had shot.
The second suspect was apprehended by LASD the following day (April 4th). Kahlel Lundy and Keith Rachel were identified as participating in the robbery and are currently at large. Both Kahlel Lundy and Keith Rachel are wanted for murder, and LASD Homicide Bureau is seeking the public’s assistance in locating them.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
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Deputy David Yoo
Sheriff's Information Bureau 
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