UPDATE : Friday night around 8 p.m. two black males were shot to death while sitting in a car near Florence Avenue and Cimarron Street. Appears NOT to be related to the story below.
March, 28, 2014 - A long-time member of the Rollin 60s Crips was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in Hyde Park. Damon Leroy Jones, 37, whose street name was Li'l Scooby, was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead after being transported to California Hospital.
Li'l Scooby, one of 28 Rollin 60s singled out by the City Attorney's office in a 2003 injunction against the Hyde Park-based gang. was wheelchair-bound, the result of being wounded nearly 10 years ago. That wheelchair didn't stop his thug life. His chair was often equipped with an AK47, a Rollin 60 source said.
Another street source indicated Scooby's death may have been part of a long-standing internal conflict among the Rollin 60s, one of the largest streets gangs in California
"One of the homies put him in that wheelchair and one of the homies put him in the grave.", said the man from Hyde Park.
Jones’ first arrest was for vandalism on March, 15, 1990 at the age of 14. In 1994, as an adult, he was convicted of robbery with a gun. In 2002, he was convicted for being gang member in possession of a gun.
In a 2003 report on the "Rolling 60s", then-LAPD gang officer Jeffrey Martin stated that he rarely saw Jones “in the ‘hood because he was in and out of county jail and prison" so often.
Also in the report, Officer Martin described an interview where Jones “stated that there were only a few like him out in the streets that are ‘pushing the line’ and demanding that the gang be run the right way.”
Thursday on 11th Avenue, someone apparently thought Li'l Scooby had gone the wrong way.