Grammy-Award Winning Musician Lawrence 'Lo' Leathers Found Dead, Possible Murder Suspected

Grammy-Award Winning Musician Lawrence 'Lo' Leathers Found Dead, Possible Murder Suspected

In the complaint obtained by ABC New York, it states that Aguilar held Leathers in a chokehold for nearly 30 minutes resulting in a broken neck. 

Grammy-Award winning musician Lawrence 'Lo' Leathers was killed in an altercation on Sunday. As per reports, the jazz drummer's body was found just before noon in the second-floor stairwell of his apartment located in the Bronx, New York.



 

As per reports, the 37-year-old was the victim of a violent altercation between his off-again-on-again girlfriend, 41-year-old Lisa Harris and another man. Many sites speculate that the fight was the result of a love triangle between Leathers, Harris, and the man who has been identified as 28-year-old Sterling Aguilar. 



 



 

Police reports state that the jazz drummer was involved in a dispute with Harris who also lived in the apartment with Leathers. The statement goes on to describe the extent of the violence exacted against the 37-year-old. In the complaint obtained by ABC New York, it states that Aguilar held Leathers in a chokehold for nearly 30 minutes resulting in a broken neck. 



 

The criminal complaint goes on to detail that the victim was held in a death grip by Aguilar, while Harris sat on Leathers' chest and punched him in the face several times. While the reason for the violent altercation remains under investigation, both Harris and Aguilar have been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.



 

Friends and fellow jazz artists were shocked upon hearing the news of the award-winning jazz drummer. Fellow musician E.J. Strickland called Leathers 'honest' and 'supportive' in a post shared on Instagram. "Nowadays, there are so many that are so quick to discredit, downplay, & disrespect their peers, youngbloods, & elders. Not Lawrence. Always positive, supportive, & loving," reads Strickland's post. 



 



 

Leathers, who was a native of Michigan, showed promise as a drummer at a very young age. He won two Grammy Awards backing singer Cecile McLorin Salvant as a member of the Aaron Diehl Trio.

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