Homicide in Watts
Man shot in front yard
Gunfire erupted in Watts Saturday, April 5, when a 43-year-old man was gunned down in the front yard of a residence in Watts.
Chris Tobias was shot and killed around 12:10 p.m. as he stood with several friends in the 2100 block of East 105th St. near Lou Dillon Avenue.
Tobias was with a group of friends when the gunman walked up to the group and began shooting, striking Tobias in the upper body. He then fled on foot.
Tobias was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
Police said that the shooting was gang related, but there was no indication that Tobias was specifically targeted by the gunman.
Anyone with information are asked to call Detective Sal LaBarbera at the LAPD�s South Bureau Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341 or the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL.