Authorities identified Friday the 29-year-old man who was shot and killed outside a restaurant at the Westfield Century City mall.
Officers responded to the shopping center, located in the 10200 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, about 10:25 p.m. Monday and found Ryan Deshane Givens, of Los Angeles, suffering from several gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and the coroner's office.
Givens was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to police, who said the preliminary investigation determined he was shot several times by another man during an argument.
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According to multiple reports from the scene, two groups of about 10 people each began arguing inside Javier's, a busy restaurant/bar, and the shooting occurred outside the business.
"There was some sort of verbal altercation that escalated to some
females having a fight that later spilled out — outside the restaurant — to
possibly some men having a fight," said LAPD detective John Radtke. "And then, at one point, a member of that group armed himself with a firearm and he chased the victim around the outside of the mall and shot him multiple times."
Radke also said officers followed a "trail of blood" through the area where Gilvens was running while wounded.
The gunman was described as about 25-30 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 160 pounds, and he wore a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, according to police.
Anyone with information on the killing was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.