Man shot and killed at restaurant, suspects caught

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office is set to announce charges against two suspects accused of executing a man in an L.A. Live restaurant last year. The unveiling of the charges will take place during a news conference led by District Attorney George Gascón at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The perpetrators, whose identities have not been released, allegedly shot Sidney Barrett Morris in the back of his head on November 28, as Morris dined solo at a restaurant counter in the widely frequented destination, according to a statement released by the District Attorney’s office.

Video footage from the night of the incident displayed police and firefighters rushing into Fixins Soul Kitchen, located within the extensive entertainment complex.

After the shooting, Morris was immediately transported to a local hospital. However, he ultimately succumbed to his wounds. A nearby woman at the restaurant sustained minor injuries from a graze wound and was also taken to the hospital.

Remembered as a significant figure, Morris was appointed Equity and Diversity Director at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in 2019. Additionally, his roles included those of Title IX Coordinator, Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR) Administrator, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator.

More than a dozen witnesses were present at the scene during early dinner hours at the restaurant. The authorities also suspected the hit on Morris was a targeted killing. DA Gascón will be joined by members of the Los Angeles Police Department for the news conference.