(L.A.) Kamren Nettles, 19, Died in Jail

Case Number: 2023-05435

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 19-year-old Black male that occurred in a jail.

The coroner’s office has identified the young man as Kamren Nettles. Height: 5 feet 11 inches. Weight: 190 pounds

STATUS: The decedent’s body has been released. Ruling by the deputy medical examiner is deferred pending additional investigation.

Manner and cause of death will be added to this page when it becomes available.

If the DME has ordered toxicological screening, the next public update could take four to eight months.

RIP KAMREN LEE NETTLES (December 24, 2003 – May 13, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 2:50 a.m.

The decedent had been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection to the April 2022 shooting death of 18-year-old Justin Culberson after a botched robbery attempt at an illegal marijuana dispensary in Compton.

There were four robbers, among them Kamren Nettles. The store employee behind the counter survived. One of the four robbers did not — that was Justin Culberson who later died in the hospital.