Homicide detectives continue to search for the man
reported to have gunned down 17-year-old Kristine Carman at a
shopping center in Marina del Rey, Kristine Carman from Houston Texas, was visiting her sister who lives in the Marina.
The shooting took place in the parking lot of the Villa Marina
Marketplace mall at Mindanao Way and Glencoe Avenue about 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Carman was shot in the head while sitting in an SUV parked near Jerry’s Famous Deli on the south end of the shopping center.
Police said there were at least two people in the SUV. Following the
shooting, the person behind the wheel drove across the parking lot, stopping in a parking space outside a Panda Express, where Carman was ultimately found dead.
The suspect was described as a man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a blue beanie, according to the LAPD. He fled the location in a dark SUV, possibly heading toward the Marina (90) Freeway, police said.
Officer Drake Madison of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section said he could not confirm a broadcast report that investigators said Lacey Carman’s boyfriend was in the SUV with the sisters and was trying to sell two pounds of marijuana.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the LAPD’s West Bureau homicide office at (213) 382-9470, or (877) LAPD-247. All tips can be made anonymously.