top of page

New Video Sheds light on Shooting that killed 3-year-old

Newly obtained surveillance video shows the confrontation that led to the deadly shooting of a 3-year-old boy in Compton. The shooting occurred Saturday during a dispute between two men in the city of Compton. Dwayne Christopher Ward, 29, who allegedly fired the deadly round that killed Franklin Ponros, turned himself in to police Monday, but surveillance video appears to show the second man firing first. Video inside a liquor store shows Ward paying the cashier as the second man walks past him. Both men exchange glances. The outside security camera captures Ward exiting the store first and going to his parked car. He can be seen reaching over his passenger, though it is unclear what he was reaching for. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detective said investigators have questioned the second man, but at this point are not seeking to arrest him. They plan to meet with the district attorney's office to discuss how to proceed.

bottom of page