Thursday, June 17, 2010

DEXTER LUCKETT, 23: Man shot and killed in Bellflower by Sheriff Deputies was "unarmed" according to family members. Investigation launched. Family outraged.

What's THE REaction: 

Breaking News:
By Randy Economy
June 17, 2010
7:15 p.m.


Tonight there are lots of questions surrounding the death of a local 23-year old Bellflower man who was shot several times by local Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies in a residential area off of Alondra and Bellflower Boulevard's on Wednesday.

The dead 23-year-old man is Dexter Luckett of Bellflower who succumbed after being shot several times by local Sheriffs.

His family and friends are speaking out and demanding answers, and local media outlets are covering this  situation tonight. (Great clip from reporter Carlos Granda from Eyewitness News here in Los Angeles).

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says when they received the call, there were reports of gunshots and when they arrived at the apartment complex deputies entered the situation "assuming" there was a gun.

When deputies arrived, they spotted Luckett and ordered him to put his hands on the hood of the patrol car.
After being told "repeatedly" to comply with the officers demands, Luckett allegedly reached for his waist band and this is when officers opened fire striking Luckett multiple times.  He died at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

No weapon was found on Luckett and even Sheriff officials say that it does appear at this time that Luckett was indeed unarmed.  An investigation has been launched due to the circumstances of the incident and it should take 90 days to complete.  As soon as additional information is announced, I will update our community here.

Tell me your thoughts?  Do you live by this incident? (I'm around 2.5 miles from Alondra and Bellflower and heard all the helicopters right after this took place).

BTW...why aren't more members of the media covering this incident?

Tonight my heart goes out to the family and friends of Dexter.

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Anonymous said...

I think some people die of stupidity. When a cop orders you to comply, do it.

Matt Martinez Paramount said...

This is just a plain sad commentary on what is going on in our community. Just PLAIN SAD.

Anonymous said...

I am PRAYING for DEXTER today. He didn't deserve to die this way. I hope the facts will come out and the truth be told.

section8swagg said...


First of all he did follow orders so if you dont know nothing you shouldnt say anything. He was a good person and was becoming a better person everyday. For this to happen to him because of another persons ignorance is just wrong but justice will be served. TRUST

tiara williams said...

I am related to him and been knowing him since he was little he did not deserve this, and until u have been in a situation with cops all around you and being a black man u dont know how it feels. He must've been nervous, so to say thats what he gets because he didn't comply is stupid! they could have shot him anywhere else to bring him down instead he was shot multiple times for no reason. Sad. If you dont have anything good to say as far as sympathy towards the family dont say nothing. Now the stupid police may get sued because of their CRIMINAL act.

Tiara Williams

Char said...

Dexter Luckett a 23 year old man, cut down in the prime of his life was laid to rest today at 12:00 in Rancho Cucamonga. Where was the media? Notice was given to them on Tuesday. Dexter leaves three children here to wonder where is and what happened to my daddy? Please if there any eyewitnesses out there come forward and post your comments.
Dexter maybe dead but he will not be forgotten and the family will not rest until justice is served!

Anonymous said...

Stupidity is not what this kid died from and this is not the first case where someone has been shot on false pretenses. Black,white,brown,yellow, it dosnt matter, this is murder and the sherrif involved should face criminal charges based on his negligence, you would think they would've had alternative non-lethal weapons of some sort in a situation like this. But no, just a group of trigger happy cops who shot a kid multiple times who was unarmed. My condolences are deeply expressed to the family.

coast pro said...

For Anonymous who posted the comment about this kid dying from stupidity..... your comment was posted @ Friday, April 15, 2011 1:36:00 PM....

Man how dare you say this!!!... U hear the story, but you should know that you don't ow dare you call this stupidity...this is sad.... A young human being lost his life, and 3 children lost their father... pray for them and the rest of his family.... God Bless

coast pro said...

For Anonymous who posted the comment about this kid dying from stupidity..... your comment was posted @ Friday, April 15, 2011 1:36:00 PM....

Man how dare you say this!!!... U hear the story, but you should know that you don't ow dare you call this stupidity...this is sad.... A young human being lost his life, and 3 children lost their father... pray for them and the rest of his family.... God Bless


Hews, Economy Featured on The Tim Conway Jr. Show on KFI Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews and Reporter Randy Economy were featured on KFI AM 640 on the Tim Conway Jr. Show on Thursday, October 17 to discuss the arrest of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, Property Tax Agent Ramin Salari and Assessor Major Property Appraiser Mark McNeil on dozens of felony charges. The segment was broadcast live to millions of listeners throughout the Western United States. LCCN will post additional interviews by Mr. Hews and Mr. Economy in the future.

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Los Cerritos Community Newspaper’s exclusive groundbreaking coverage into the corruption probe at the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office is now the focal point of a multi part series that began airing Wednesday night on Fox News 11 in Southern California.

LCCN was the first media outlet to break the story about the massive criminal investigation that has now gripped the entire Los Angeles County Hall of Administration. “We thank Fox News for recognizing featuring Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in their coverage,” said Brian Hews, President and Publisher of Hews Media Group.

“LCCN has been working with dozens of media outlets across the country on this massive scandal for the past eight months,” Hews said.

Featured in this report is LCCN Investigative Reporter Randy Economy who tells about how the community newspaper was able to “piece the puzzle together” that has resulted in the arrest of one former property appraiser, and the recent departure of Assessor John Noguez on a “paid leave of absence.”

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