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Gang members sentenced for killing man for wearing red

Posted November 30

— Two gang members have been sentenced to prison for killing a man in south Los Angeles because he wore red sneakers and a red shirt.

Kevin Johnson and Kanasho Johns received sentences Wednesday of 50 years to life and 53 years to life, respectively.

They were convicted last month of murdering 19-year-old Tavin Price in May of last year.

Prosecutors say a defendant approached Price, who was developmentally disabled, at a car wash and asked about his gang affiliation because he was wearing red.

Authorities say soon after, Johns shot the teen four times in the back and chest.

Price wasn't a gang member.

A third man, Dwight Smith, pleaded guilty in August to voluntary manslaughter and is facing 12 years in state prison.

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