Officials identify 25-year-old man fatally shot after Ladera Heights house party

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal shooting at a party  in Ladera Heights.
An investigation is underway in Ladera Heights after a man in his 20s was shot and killed after leaving a house party late Wednesday night, authorities said.

A 25-year-old man was shot and killed late Wednesday night after leaving a Ladera Heights house party, authorities said.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of gunfire in the 5800 block of Holt Avenue found a man with multiple gunshot wounds, a Sheriff’s Department news release said.

On Thursday, L.A. county coroner officials identified the man as Jakeil Reynolds and said he died in the home’s yard. The L.A. County medical examiner-coroner did not name a cause of death.


Witnesses said Reynolds had gotten into a physical altercation about 11:30 p.m. with another partygoer, who then pulled a gun and shot him multiple times, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s officials did not provide any information about the shooting suspect and are still working to determine a motive.

The owner of the house where the party took place told KTLA-TV that he had rented the residence to a woman Wednesday night. When he checked on the property, he discovered a crowd of partygoers and asked them to go home before calling the Sheriff’s Department.

He said people had begun to leave the house before the shooting occurred.