Culver City Observer -

By Dennis J. Freeman
City Editor 

Police Still Void of Suspect in Shooting Death of Kamryn Stone

 

September 26, 2019



Nearly two weeks after West Los Angeles college student Kamryn Stone was shot and killed in a Rose Bowl Stadium parking lot, police still have not made any arrests related to the homicide.

Stone, a former Culver City High student and Westchester High school graduate, was shot along with another man after a reported altercation several hours after the UCLA Bruins played the Oklahoma Sooners at the Rose Bowl in a college football game. According to CBSLA, Stone reportedly was working as part of a clean-up crew for Cynthia’s Cleaning Company.

It has been reported that Stone was on his first day on the job when he was gunned down. Pasadena police said a motive in the altercation and subsequent shooting have not been established or determined as of yet. However, authorities are confident they are on the right track to finding out what happened on Saturday, Sept. 14.

“Detectives have interviewed a significant amount of potential witnesses, and after gathering information and piecing it together, we can confidently say that we are moving in the right direction,” said Lt. Jesse Carillo, public information officer for the Pasadena Police Department.

The incident reportedly occurred right at or around 11:30 p.m. (11:22 p.m.) in the K Parking Lot of the stadium. The details around this case are vague at the moment. How did all this unfold? Why did the suspect target the victim(s)? Who exactly was the target of this crime? There seem to be more questions than answers. But Carrillo added that the crime committed did not come out of the blue.

“The motive is still unknown, but we know this was not a random act,” Carrillo said.

One of the questions stemming from this tragedy is how routine is it for stadium cleaning crews to be around that long after an event or game? The UCLA-Oklahoma game kicked off at 5 p.m. Carrillo said it was nothing out of the ordinary that cleaning crews would be working that late.

“It is not uncommon for a cleaning crew to leave late after the event is over,” Carrillo said.

When asked what the city and police department would do in the future to ensure better protections for cleaning workers, contractors and stadium employees, Carrillo said they’ll be more vigilant.

"Moving forward we will continue to be proactive before, during and after special events at the Rose Bowl," said Carrillo. "Unfortunately, we do not staff the bowl for the cleanup phase. As you can imagine this incident was out of the ordinary."

 

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