Lakewood High football star, Jerry Stone, is charged in shooting

Jerry Stone, a senior considered among the best tailbacks in the state, is alleged to be the driver in gang-related attack in which no one was hurt, sources say. Coach confirms he will not play this season.

Law enforcement officials privately confirmed that Lakewood senior tailback Jerry Stone was allegedly driving the vehicle involved in a gang-related drive-by shooting. (Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)

Law enforcement officials privately confirmed that Lakewood senior tailback Jerry Stone was allegedly driving the vehicle involved in a gang-related drive-by shooting. (Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)

By Ben Bolch
August 26, 2009

A star running back from Lakewood High was charged Tuesday with two counts of attempted murder in connection with what police described as a gang-related drive-by shooting Friday afternoon in which no one was injured.

Law enforcement officials privately confirmed that Jerry Stone, a senior considered among the best tailbacks in the state, was allegedly driving the vehicle involved in the shooting, which occurred in the 1100 block of Acacia Avenue in Compton. Because Stone is a juvenile, authorities are not allowed to identify him publicly.

Stone, 17, is being held in Juvenile Hall and is scheduled to be arraigned today in Compton Juvenile Court. In addition to the attempted murder charges, faces two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of permitting another to shoot from a vehicle, one count of permitting a loaded firearm in a vehicle, one count of residential first-degree burglary and one count of hit-and-run.

Red dot represents the location of the shooting that was arrested for.

Red dot represents the location of the shooting that Jerry Stone was arrested for.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has filed a motion to have the juvenile involved in the case tried as an adult, according to spokeswoman Jane Robison.

Steve Lawrence, was also arrested and charged with assault, according to Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore. The investigation is being handled by Operation Safe Streets — the sheriff’s anti-gang unit — and according to sources involves a Compton gang.

jssrb_bgndLakewood Coach Thadd MacNeal would not confirm that Stone was allegedly involved in the shooting, but he did say the 5-foot-10, 200-pound running back would not play for the Lancers this season.

Lakewood forfeited four early-season games last year after it was determined that Stone was academically ineligible. However, he returned in time to help the Lancers reach a Southern Section Pac-5 Division semifinal, where they lost to rival Long Beach Poly.


Snoop Dogg with High School football star Jerry Stone after Lakewood lost in the playoffs.

Stone finished the season with 1,450 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging about eight yards a carry. MacNeal said his players were shaken by the loss of a star player less than two weeks before their season opener at Crenshaw on Sept. 4.

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“Kids are pretty resilient, but they love Jerry and they’re saddened by it,” MacNeal said. “At the same time, I know they’re excited about their own season and it gives opportunities for others to have a chance to contribute.”

ben.bolch@latimes.com

Times staff writer Richard Winton contributed to this report.

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31 Comments for “Lakewood High football star, Jerry Stone, is charged in shooting”

  1. JBONE W3ST LA MOVIN

    guy IZ A STR8 UP DICCHEAD!! IF YA GONNA PUT Nk WORK CUZZ…MAKE SURE U GET DA JOB DONE LOCC!! HE JUST THROUGH AWAY AN OPPORTUNITY 3 GET HIS FOLKZ OUTTA DA HOODK!! A FOLLOWA NOT AH LEADER!!

    • on P.H. my guy…how many homies we know done took a fall fa da turf?? 2 many 2 name or blame-we just keep movin 4 sho…hopefully we’ll break the cycle 1 day… til then it is what it’s gone b/k.

  2. BRITTANY GOLD

    FIRST OF ALL HE IS A CRIP N MY CUZZIN DID NOT DO THAT sh*% SO GET A LIFE U d#$kHEAD @ JBONEWEST LA MOVIN…SO FALL OFF OF MY LIL CUZZO

    • compton G

      his didnt do it, but he was in the car, there is no doubt he was at the scene of the crime, but even the police are saying he did do the shooting, but he was there.

  3. RAYD8GG

    DAM FREE JERRY STONE THE LANCER NEED HIM I dont like ALL THAT HIS MOTHER N LOVE 1 MISS NEED HIM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Jerry Stone is a sad reminder that you can take the guyh out of the jungle, but you can’t take the jungle out of the guyh. I love how low life thugs act like he couldn’t get the job done…like it would have been cool to have ki*led someone. No worries, though…..it will be soon enough that he will either be in jail or in a casket….if it weren’t for injuring/kil#i*gg innocent bystanders, I’d say let gang bangers ki*l each other off. Everyone should have known this dude was a huge loser when he couldn’t even pull a 2.0 to stay eligible last year and let down his team. Like father, like son.

  5. ReLLiiDaRRELL

    DaMn DuDe, iT Like i Grew Up WiTh ThiS guy we StaYed oN The Same StReet For Like 15 YeArS. i ReMemBer Us PLaYin FooTbaLL in The STrEEt and sh*% MaN. i SeeN MS. RaChel At SkOOl 2DaY i CAN TeLL By The LoOk ON Her FAcE She Was HURTIn. . . .

    @JBONEW3sT. . . . FALL OFF JERRy CUHH

  6. 09 var.cabrillo

    dayum he was one of the best running back i went up against now he
    in juvi…

  7. JBONE THA LOC

    BRITTANY chick!! DA MUTHAI dont likeA IZ BUSTED chick!! guy WANNA THUG IT OUT SO BE IT!! YALL HOES MAKE ME SICC THINKIN BECUZ guy HAVE FADES DAT THEY DONT GANGBANG IN sh*%!! AND YALL TYPICAL HOES LOOK THESE SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTZ AZZ guyZ

  8. Lakewood Student

    Yeah, when this happened I wasnt very suprised… The poor kid always had anger issues… and he couldnt see the better of life by going to college and getting out of the hood, he’d rather go drive a car with some dudes that are twice his age to shoot up some gang bangers… Hes not sad he did it, he’s sad because he got caught. Think about it…. If anyone went to Lakewood would know, he didnt respect anyone. He didnt care about sh*% other than being a thug. Dude missed picture day with his team, to go shoot up some scum of the earth. Threw away his entire life. It is a sad loss, but its his own fault, nobodu else.

  9. f#@$k u guys always judging ppl by the flaws with in fuc u he wasn’t a loser but u don’t no him but i do me a freshman could tell he wasn’t one love jerry from swindell

  10. James

    yeah, but had Jerry been ki*led a month ago, we’d all be talking about how this poor great athlete, with no gang affiliation, was murdered by an illegal or what not.

  11. This ol’ pizza hut blank guy threw away his life for them weenie blank guys on hood this guy was a chick he didn’t want go down on GOD he was a tight football player don’t get me wrong but he was really a wanna be at heart good example of trying to be something your not suppose to be catching up with you

    • I dont like you guy, respect that P.H.(Poccet Hood)…come to the ‘Corner Poccet’ of Compton with that sh*% and it could stand 4 ‘pop yo head’… that’s tellin’ it like it really is tricc.

  12. LBreppin(cambo)

    same ol, same ol guys playing following the leader. if he was a real gangster. he would know the street law( no drive byes ) young blank gangsters dont know sh*% about gangbanging! grow up in the 90’s and youll see real banging. matter of fact, go to cambodian and get your head chopped off for food. guy now thats hood. weenie blank guys hiding inside,behind,running, shooting.

  13. 8o*sbabypiru

    got clipped f#@$k it i dont complain to you you dont complain to me, the Pigs is the real issue they be f#@$kin us yung cats over gettin 17 at 17 kinda sh*% is that

  14. Get past your egos n listen to dis

    Alright…i grew uo in lakewood/long beach for five years of my life an i always wanned to play for the lancers…my dad n his whole fam went there…but we moved…n now im a freshman playin for a unnoticed team. so i know this isnt relevant but if i was gifted n fortunate enough to be a star running back for the lancers i woulda takin it. i would a focused on my schoolwoork instead of on gangbanging. this kid coulda beengreat. he had the doors open for home. but from what i hear he didnt have the best attitude with his school or teammates. if u dont got the grades n if ur ditchin team fotos to shoot people, then u shouldnt even be on the team. ive known someone like him, star player but in the end he takes everything for granted. n lets make it clear that its not the polices fault that hes done wit football, its his falt. da cops were just doin there job. he put himslef into that situation. i hope he learns with him. This is probably meaningless to all of you, but it means a lot to me. It means a lot to me because you were given all the oppurtunities that i want. star running, gonna prob. get recruited to great college n given the chance to play pro. My life ambition is to play pro football n if i get this oppurtunity.. then im gonna take it. Jerry Stone I wish you and your family the best of luck in this situation.

  15. Free JSTONE

    all u nikkuz fall off jerry mayn
    cuhz was born in thiz sh*% u caynt xpeck em to juz change like dat
    all u nikkuz kno dat if diss waz u
    u wudnt b a lil chick u wud step up and run wid guyz like jerry
    granted not da best idea but cuhz was workin wit wat he had
    Free J

  16. rayck

    dumb crab guy thats what he get

  17. rayck

    to many crabbs in la stay the f#@$k out rip to b brazy/ diego is a blood world

    • Well guy Compton is a Crip’s paradise, I dont like slobs, you know the bk.i….plus I lived in bunk blank lego-world off of Adams & 35th-bootsie blank I dont like!! Get a life and kotex guy you slobbin’ everywhere…

  18. […] Lakewood High football star, Jerry Stone, is charged in shooting | Street Gangs Resource Center – Lo… Interesting article. Check out the comments below as well. I need an ebonics translator for most of them. And you wonder why some of these kids never make it. […]

  19. southsside

    I dont like that guy out south

  20. BOTTLE$ OF MOE

    NO BODY HAS THA RIGHT TO JUDGE STONE..
    ITS A REASON FOR EVERYTHING
    HOPEFULLY THIS WILL MAKE HIM STRONG MENTALLY
    AND PHYSICALLY
    I KNO STONE PERSONALLY….HEs A GOOD KID NSIDE
    JUST AT THA WRONG PLACE AT THA WRONG TIME

    MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY
    FREE #21 JERRY STONE

  21. tellitlikeitis

    on my mama fonk just filled out his destiny daddy wasnt sh*% so how could you expect for him to fall in line and not have the same outcome but on my mama he did not want the fade he called up somebody just for me and sjit its ashame cause his gf jaelisa is still faithful to this mark blank guy sadly with her thick in the wright places sexy blank man man now she can get tackled haha on hood

  22. this webSite, ppl dnt knw wtF dey b tawcin bout cuhz….butt its funny

  23. cside

    big ups wutanG..

  24. adewale

    Tired of us shooting up each other. Try that in the suburbs. Cant you see that ….they want us to ki*l off each other as long as it doesn’t affect the suburbs!! Learn history young people….Organizations like the crips started out like the BLACK PANTHERS…..community organizing …not kil#i*gg our own!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wake up people…..WE are more than GANG BANGERS and PIMPS AND WHORES!!!! Look up John Henrik Clark, Yoseph Ben Jochanan , Ashra Kwesi ….learn history brothers and sisters!!!! Look up the Moors in europe……WE ARE MORE THAN THIS sh*%!!!!!

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