Former Culver City High School Student Kamryn Stone Laid to Rest

Kamryn Stone, who once attended Culver City High School, was laid to rest on Saturday, Sept. 28, two weeks after he was killed by an unknown assailant. The homegoing service for Stone, who shot and killed during an altercation in a Rose Bowl parking lot hours after a college football game between the UCLA Bruins and Oklahoma Sooners on Sept. 14, took place at Greater Emmanuel Temple Church in Lynwood.

Stone was an 18-year-old student at West Los Angeles College when he was gunned down as he tried to break up a fight in Parking Lot K of the Rose Bowl Stadium. Stone was on the first day of a job working for a company hired to clean up the area.

Stone, who played football at Culver City High School, is remembered by his former coach, current Centaurs coach, Jahmal Wright, as a good young man.

“Kamryn was a respectful and lovable student,” Wright said by email.

Stone was working as part of a crew of workers responsible for cleaning the inside and outside of the landmark football arena. Stone, as another person, a 51-year-old white male, were the two victims of the shooting. No arrests have been made in the case. Police have yet to determine a motive behind the shooting, although authorities noted the incident was not a random act.

The Pasadena Police Department, overseeing the investigation of the homicide, did say that they have made “significant progress” surrounding the murder but are not at liberty to share those details at the moment.

In the aftermath of their son’s killing, Stone’s parents, Barry and Kristie Stone, have taken up legal representation, retaining prominent civil rights attorney Carl E. Douglas of the Douglas/Hicks Law firm as their legal mouthpiece.

“The family grieves for the loss of their son,” Douglas said. “Kamryn was a college student and budding entrepreneur who was focused on improving himself and his community. We will work tirelessly to hold those responsible for this tragic loss. How unfortunate it is that his life was taken as he tried to protect someone else. A Good Samaritan gone too soon.”

“With Kamryn gone I have lost a part of me,” said Barry Stone. “I must now be strong for his mother and sister who are devastated by his senseless death.”


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