Dovon Harris, 15
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Dovon Harris, 15, a black youth, was killed by a gunshot to the head just east of Central Avenue on 114th Street in LAPD’s Southeast Division, on Friday, June 15. His time of death was listed as 5 p.m. June 15, though he was kept on life support for two more days after his parents agreed to donate six of his organs. His mother said she was told that all the recipients of his organs, including lungs and liver, were in surgery by day’s end, June 17.
He died on graduation day for Centennial High School seniors. Dovon was in a group marking the occasion. His group and another got into a quarrel on the street. It had started with two girls arguing. Dovon and his friends got on a bus to get out of there. Assailants followed them in cars. When his group got off the bus, drive-by shooters pulled up and fired into the crowd of boys and girls. Dovon was struck by a bullet in the head. (See post below) He was the only one hit. A 16-year-old black youth was later arrested on suspicion of murder.