A 40-year-old private nurse who stopped her car in the Hollywood Hills, apparently to help a man she saw lying in the street, was fatally shot Wednesday when the man got up and pulled out a gun, Los Angeles police said.
No arrests were made in what police described as the ambush killing. The nurse, Lucille Marie Warren, was shot at 6:45 a.m. in an exclusive section of Woodrow Wilson Drive. She was on her way home to Inglewood after leaving a house where she was working as a night nurse, police said.
Investigators said there were indications that the woman may have known her killer. Detectives were investigating whether Warren, who was divorced and lived with her two teen-age children, was involved in any personal disputes that could have led to the shooting, Detective Mike Coffey said. "This doesn't appear to be a random encounter," he said.
Police said the killer may have been lying in the street because he knew Warren was approaching and would stop if she thought someone needed help.