2nd Suspect Is Arrested in Slaying of Boy, 14

Times Staff Writer

Police have arrested a second suspect in the slaying of a 14-year-old South Los Angeles boy, Chief William J. Bratton and Mayor James K. Hahn announced Monday.

Fred Douglas Brown, 19, of South Los Angeles was booked on suspicion of murdering Byron Lee Jr., who was shot 20 times on Oct. 9 as he pleaded for his life.

Brown was captured following a traffic stop for a moving violation in Southwest Los Angeles and a short foot chase just after 1 a.m. Sunday.

Three weeks ago, officers arrested suspect David Michael Porter, 19, also a South Los Angeles resident.


Bratton said that a third suspect, who has not been named, will be captured soon.

The Fremont High School ninth-grader was riding his bike in an alley near his home on McKinley Avenue and 81st Street when a gunshot from a passing car knocked him down.

Witnesses told detectives two men got out of the car and shot the victim 19 more times as he clasped his hands in supplication.