Los Angeles police are still searching for whoever killed a 50-year-old Crenshaw district businessman outside of his credit repair firm and family, and friends gathered this week to ask for the public’s help in apprehending the killer.
Donald Wiley was fatally shot near his company, Perfect Credit Plus, located at Crenshaw Boulevard and 76th Street about 3 p.m. Saturday, according to police and a coroner’s spokesman.
What happened was unclear. Witnesses heard several shots. Wiley had just closed up shop, and was sitting in his car when the shooting occurred. A description of the gunman was unavailable, and no motive was disclosed.
Friends and relatives described Wiley as a “pillar of the community” in broadcast reports from the scene of the killing.
“He helped everybody, gave everybody a chance. Equal opportunity,” his son Davione said.
“He was such a good guy,” sister Darlene Wyatt said. “I don’t know who would hate him. Who would dislike someone that was out to help everybody?”
Wiley is survived by his eight children, two brothers, and two sisters.
The investigation continues and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Los Angeles Police Department.
City News Service contributed to this story.