(L.A.) Louie Howard, 53, Killed by Gunshot

Case Number: 2023-03315

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 53-year-old Black male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Louie Howard.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound of Chest

The decedent’s body has been released.

RIP LOUIE HOWARD (May 10, 1969 – March 26, 2023)

Venice: On March 26, 2023, around 6:00 p.m., Pacific Area patrol officers responded to the 400 block of Indiana Avenue for a radio call of a shooting. Officers located an adult male, in his 50’s, who had been shot, and citizens were providing aid. The suspect had fled the location.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 6:34 p.m.

The incident was determined to be a family violence situation involving adults who did not reside at the location.

On March 28, 2023, the suspect turned himself in at the Pacific Community Police Station. Donald Ray Boyce, a 57-year-old resident of Los Angeles, was booked for the Murder (Booking #6576585).

On March 30, 2023, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Murder charges were filed.