Koreatown shooting: 2 suspects arrested, charged with murder of rapper Half Ounce

KOREATOWN, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Two men were arrested and charged with shooting dead a rapper and father of three in Koreatown in October.

The victim, 33-year-old Latauurisha O’Brien, went by the rap name Half Ounce. A native of Inglewood, he was fatally shot on the night of October 3 in the Koreatown area of ​​Los Angeles.

On Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that two suspects had been arrested for murder earlier this week at different locations in Long Beach. The Los Angeles County Attorney’s Office on Thursday filed charges of murder.

The two suspects were identified as Anthony King and Dennis Risinger, with no age or location listed in an LAPD statement.

Rapper Half Ounce fatally shot in Koreatown, father of three and another on the way

Half Ounce was a father to three children, aged between 8 years and 9 months, and his wife was expecting another child, family members told Eyewitness News. In addition to his rap career, he worked for UPS.

He had published songs via streaming platforms like Drop the Ball and About It.

According to the LAPD, the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. at the 700 block of South New Hampshire Avenue. Officers responded to numerous gunfire and found the victim lying in a window box at a nearby apartment building. The perpetrators fled the scene in an SUV.

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