Los Angeles Police Department investigators say 45-year-old Sykes was shot on Arlington Avenue between Southwest Drive and 65th Place as he talked with a friend who was parked in a car.
The shooter is described as a young black male who walked to a car waiting down the street after he murdered Sykes.
Anyone who has information about the murder is asked to contact the LAPD directly at (213) 485.1383 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-TIPS. Anyone who wishes to call anonymously is encouraged to do so.
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