A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at House of Winston Mortuary, 9501 S. Vermont Ave. for Brenda Williams, 56, a deaf and partially blind Watts grandmother who was gunned down in a controversial shooting by the Los Angeles Police Department Wednesday April 27.
According to the unofficial autopsy report, Williams was shot four times–in the head, chest, abdomen and both arms. The LAPD were called to Williams’ home in response to a report that a woman had fired shots at her daughter and two grandchildren, according to police. Officers arrived and saw Williams, who was then sitting on her porch, point her gun at a neighbor.
After allegedly asking Williams to drop her weapon, three officers opened fire.
According to Williams’ daughter, she told officers her mother was deaf.
Funeral services were also held recently for 26-year-old Tahir Abdul-Hafeez, a Sunni Muslim gunned down by unknown assailants April 30 at 3 a.m. as he walked near 42nd Street and Western Avenue.
Police currently have no leads in the case.