Repo Agent Murdered in Compton

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Compton, CA – December 13, 2023 – A 20-year veteran repossession agent was gunned down outside of his truck during a repossession in the south-central Los Angeles city of Compton. Blaine La Prairie was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital after being found with a gunshot wound to the torso. Blaine was a family man and a longtime employee of Nations Recovery of El Monte, California.

Repo Agent Murdered in Compton
Blaine La Prairie

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the unnamed repossession agent was found with a gunshot wound to his torso at about 11:09PM on Tuesday night at the 600 block of West Corregidor Street between South Center Avenue and Alondra Boulevard.

Personnel from the Compton Fire Department arrived and transported La Prairie to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to sources, the incident occurred during the repossession of a green Honda. One well known California agency owner arrived at the scene of the murder just as police were towing the agent’s tow truck away.

It is reported by sources that Blaine was shot outside of his truck, indicating some sort of altercation with a borrower or others.

The Sheriff’s Department has yet to provide any additional details or information about potential suspects. They withheld La Prairie’s identity from the public as they investigate the killing.

No suspect is named, but it is likely that detectives have a suspect and are actively searching for them.Repo Agent Murdered in Compton

Officials have appealed to the public for assistance. “Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500,” the department’s press release stated. For those wishing to remain anonymous, “Crime Stoppers” can be contacted by calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or by using their website or mobile apps.

The agency owner and his company are still trying to digest this tragic loss. This was a long-time employee and, according to an agent from a different company, the victim was not one to take unnecessary risks.

A GoFundMe site has been started by his coworkers at Nation’s Recovery.

Give To Support Blaine’s Family Here!

In Memory of Blaine LaPrairie -Supporting the Family of a Fallen Repossessor

Dear friends, colleagues, and community members,

It is with heavy hearts that we come together to remember and honor the life of our beloved colleague, Blaine LaPrairie, who tragically lost his life as a dedicated repossession professional. Blaine was not only a valued employee but a cherished member of our work family, and his absence leaves a void that can never be filled.

Blaine dedicated his career with unwavering dedication and professionalism. Unfortunately, he paid the ultimate price, leaving behind a grieving family who now faces not only the emotional burden but also the financial challenges that come with such a devastating loss.

This GoFundMe campaign has been created to provide support and relief to Blaine’s family during this incredibly difficult time. The funds raised will go towards covering immediate expenses, such as funeral costs, memorial services, and other financial comfort to the grieving family.

In memory of Blaine LaPrairie, let us come together as a community to support the family he leaves behind. Your generosity will not only help alleviate the financial burdens they face but will also serve as a testament to the impact Blaine had on our lives.

Thank you for your compassion and support during this difficult time.

Nations Recovery Services Inc.

Give To Support Blaine’s Family Here!


This marks the sixth repossession agent murdered on the job in 2023. I have done exhaustive research for my book on this topic and can find no other year that even comes close to the number of deaths in the field, in fact, this year surpasses some decades. As 2023 comes to an end, it is already the deadliest year in the history of the repossession industry.


Source: MyNewsLA

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