Maurice Hill, 41
Died April 19, 2007 at 12:11 a.m.
Maurice Hill, 41, a black man, was shot multiple times at 6424 S. Vermont Ave. and died at 12:11 a.m. Thursday, April 19. He was gunned down in front of a liquor store in LAPD's 77th Street Division at about 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.
Hill was transported to a hospital, but failed to respond. Investigators seek information about two suspects who drove alongside him in a dark colored vehicle. Call (213) 485-1385.
At the scene, friends of the victim stood mourning on Thursday. They described Hill— "Mo," as they called him—as short in stature, hearty, and "a good guy."
He had lived in the area all his life, and his parents and a sibling lived nearby. He had a teenage daughter and younger son, they said. "Hey now!" he'd say. "Pull your shoes up!" He drank beer in the grassy median in the middle of Vermont, under a tree. He called it his "park." Said a friend: "If they had known who he was, they wouldn't have shot him."
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Updated: Jan. 24, 2010 at 9:46 p.m.