Dejon Ward Murder: Police Ask For Help Looking For Gunman Caught On Camera Shooting Lost Driver [VIDEO]

 @TreyeGreen t.green@ibtimes.com on July 19 2013 11:20 AM

Police continue to search for two men who are wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 21-year-old college student. 

Dejon Ward found himself lost in Los Angeles on last Friday and pulled into a parking lot of a 7-11 store to read a map, reports KCBS. That is when the young man was approached by a gunman who shot several rounds into Ward's car. 

Los Angeles Police revealed security footage during a press conference on Tuesday showing two men pulling into the parking lot, exiting a silver Nissan Armada SUV and walking out of the frame in the direction of Ward's vehicle.

 

The footage doesn't show the actual shooting but it does capture the two men running back to their vehicle and then driving off. 

Ward attempted to drive himself to help but later crashed his car into an apartment building, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police stress that Ward "wasn't involved in any criminal activity" leading up to the shooting.

"He was not armed. He did not become involved in a fight, he was not involved in even as much as an argument in this incident,” Capt. Lillian Carranza said.

Originally from Victorville in San Bernadino County, Ward graduated from Charter Oak High School and was a college football player, reports The Huffington Post

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD

A Facebook page has been set up by Ward's family and friends to provide updates on the case. 

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