Friday, February 27, 2009
[CA] UNNAMED CHP OFFICER (JOHNSON) SHOT & KILLED HER HUSBAND MARCUS LAVAR LEMONS
...The CHP officer, who was not identified, called authorities at 11:07 p.m. Saturday and said she'd shot her husband in the upper torso in the 400 block of Amantha Avenue after he became "verbally and physically combative... Family members and friends of Marcus Lemons say they do not believe he was an abusive person... Lemons worked as a barber at Platinum Cutz in Compton. Co-workers have placed yellow friendship roses and candles at Lemons' barber chair...
Though the news has not named her, some videos have mentioned her name and people commenting on forums have named her, with various spellings, i.e., "Her name is tomekia johnson..."
I found this on the web and called to double check the information. It is correct.
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Saturday February 28, 2009
10:00am (Check in at 9:00am)
Cal Bowling Lanes
2500 Carson Street
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Cost:$25.00 per person
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CHP OFFICER SHOOTS HUSBAND
L.A. Watts Times (subscription) - ?2 hours ago?
Feb 25th, 2009
[Excerpts] A California Highway Patrol officer has shot and killed her husband in Compton, according to authorities. Sheriff's Deputy Richard Li said the shooting was reported late the evening of Feb. 21. Li said the woman shot her husband once in the upper body after he became "verbally and physically combative." Marcus Lavar Lemons, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene. Relatives and friends have reportedly stated that Lemons was not a violent man... The CHP officer's name has not been released and she remains free... [Full article here]
CHP OFFICER FREE PENDING INVESTIGATION INTO HUSBAND'S SHOOTING
MyFox Los Angeles
Feb 23, 2009
[Excerpts] Compton (myFOXla.com) - A California Highway Patrol officer who fatally shot her husband in Compton, saying he had abused her, remains free pending the outcome of an investigation. Marcus Lavar Lemons, 31, died in the shooting... The officer reported fatally shooting her husband in the upper body at 11:07 p.m. Saturday at an address in the 400 block of Amantha Avenue... [Full article here]
DEPUTIES: CHP PATROL OFFICER SHOOTS, KILLS HUSBAND
By John Cadiz Klemack
updated 2:46 p.m. PT, Wed., Feb. 25, 2009
[Excerpts] A California Highway Patrol officer fatally shot her husband in Compton, saying he had abused her, said sheriff's deputies.
The CHP officer, who was not identified, called authorities at 11:07 p.m. Saturday and said she'd shot her husband in the upper torso in the 400 block of Amantha Avenue after he became "verbally and physically combative," said sheriff's Deputy Rick Pedroza.... One homicide detective working the case said the off-duty officer shot her husband near Central Avenue and the 91 Freeway before driving into the residential area and calling authorities. Family members and friends of Marcus Lemons say they do not believe he was an abusive person... Lemons worked as a barber at Platinum Cutz in Compton. Co-workers have placed yellow friendship roses and candles at Lemons' barber chair. "It's hard for me to believe it at all," said owner Randy Brown. "He was like a brother to me. He never would've done this. I've seen him get upset over little things here and never lashes out. He could never do that to his wife." Brown said Lemons was married to his officer-wife for about five years and that they shared a two-year-old daughter. That's in addition to Lemons' 13-year-old son from a previous relationship... [Full article here]
CHP OFFICER KILLS HER HUSBAND
From wire service reports
02/23/2009 06:37:19 AM PST
[Excerpts] ...The couple ate at a T.G.I. Fridays, then went to a Carl's Jr. and got into an argument and fight, KCAL9 reported. KCAL spoke to the slain man's 13-year-old son, Demarco Lemons. He said he used to bowl with his father "and sometimes he'd train me to be better at football." Darian Milow, the man's former fiancee, questioned Lemons' aggressiveness. "We were together for  years, and he's never touched me in any way; so for them to portray him as this monster is unbelievable," Darian Milow told Channel 9. A friend seconded that opinion. "He would never hurt anybody. Nobody. Nobody. It's not him. It's not," Crystal Barhee told the station... [Full article here]
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