COMPTON – The man shot and killed while riding a bike in Compton last week has been identified as 26-year-old Anthony Alexander of Palmdale, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The shooting occurred around 5:20 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the 400 block of West Caldwell Street in Compton, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“Detectives have learned that Compton Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the location regarding an ‘assault with a deadly weapon/gunshot victim’ call. When deputies arrived, they found a male victim lying in the middle of the street,” the news release states. “The victim was apparently riding his bike on Caldwell Street when unknown person(s) shot him multiple times in the torso.”
Alexander was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The circumstances of the shooting are still under investigation and no suspect information is available at this time, sheriff’s officials said.
Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.