Two Arrested in Slaying of Youth Pastor Oscar Duncan
11 months ago
23-year-old was a victim of gang violence.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a popular Venice, California youth pastor, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The murder of 23-year-old youth pastor Oscar Duncan last week sent shockwaves through the community.
Kevin Dwayne Green, a 28-year-old black male, was arrested on June 8, and Hopeton Bereford Parsley, a 22-year-old black male, was arrested on June 9.
Police believe four males drove up and jeered at Duncan's girlfriend as the two were standing on a Venice street. A few moments later, the assailants shouted out a gang name and fired out a single shot killing Duncan. The couple had just returned home from bible study.
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Duncan, 23, was homecoming king and football captain at Venice HIgh School and a youth minister for his Compton church. Police had said they believe the act was random. Duncan was not part of a gang and had no criminal record, authorities said. The attackers, however, were believed to have been gang members.
A $50,000 reward has been announced for information leading to an arrest in the case.
"It's totally unfair," Duncan's brother Curtis Nettles said last week. "He died for something he stood against."