Woman shot dead in West Hollywood was killed by ex-boyfriend, authorities say

Woman shot dead in West Hollywood was killed by ex-boyfriend, authorities say
A woman was fatally shot in West Hollywood. (Los Angeles Times)

A woman shot to death Tuesday night in a West Hollywood residential area was killed by her ex-boyfriend, who later took his own life, according to authorities.

The Los Angeles County coroner Wednesday identified the woman as Whitney Jade Washuta, 25, of West Hollywood.


According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the shooting was reported at 8:43 p.m. in the 8700 block of Rosewood Avenue, near Robertson and Beverly boulevards.

Washuta was found with a gunshot wound to the upper torso, authorities said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

About 10 p.m that evening, the Los Angeles Police Department found the body of a 27-year old Pacific Palisades man, Kyle Patrick Ramsey, holding a handgun in a vehicle parked about a mile away.

Ramsey was identified as Washuta's ex-boyfriend, according to the sheriff's department.

His death was classified as a suicide, and an autopsy is pending, according to coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

There have been two homicides within the last 12 months within one mile of Tuesday's incident, according to the Homicide Report, The Times' online database.

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April 19, 4:35 p.m.: This article was updated with more details.

April 19, 10:30 a.m. This article was updated with an identification of the victim.

April 19, 4:25 p.m. This article was updated with information about the shooter.

This article was originally published on April 18 at 11:20 p.m.