LOS ANGELES—Two people were arrested in relation to the killing of 21-year-old
Los Angeles native Samuel Burge.
Burge was shot on June 2, at around 7:30 p.m. by Michael Crook in the 1000 block of
west 74th Street. Crook, 29, was taken into custody on June 17, after he fled the scene of the crime in a car with his accomplice, Rosemary Flowers.
An ambulance rushed Burge to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. Crook is a member of the Hoover Crips and authorities believe the shooting was gang related, although, Burge was not a member of the gang.
Crook and several other members of the Hoover Crips confronted Samuel Burge regarding his gang status earlier in the day which may have led to the shooting. Forty-four year-old Rosemary Flowers was taken into custody by police in
Gardena on June 11.
On Thursday, June 13 the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed one count of murder against Flowers and Crook.
Anyone with information is asked to call Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detective John Ferreria or Myra Kellum at (213) 485-1383. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.