Lamar Down

Lamar Down
Game GTA V
Protagonist Franklin Clinton
Michael De Santa
Trevor Philips
For Tanisha Jackson
(Franklin's "F" icon is seen on the Radar)
Objective Rescue Lamar Davis from an Ballas ambush at the Paleto Forest sawmill
Location 3671 Whispymound Drive in Vinewood Hills, Los Santos
Fail Lamar Davis dies
Reward -$50
Unlocks Planning the Big Score

Lamar Down is a mission in Grand Theft Auto V given to Franklin Clinton by Tanisha Jackson from his house on Whispymound Drive in Vinewood Hills, Los Santos.


Tanisha Jackson visits her ex-boyfriend Franklin Clinton at his house on Whispymound Drive to tell him that Stretch has set Lamar Davis up and that he has been kidnapped, being held at the sawmill in Paleto Forest. Franklin, however, is unmoved having saved Lamar on numerous times but is persuaded when Tanisha asks him to rescue Lamar for her. Franklin leaves and starts heading to Paleto Forest, phoning Lester Crest on the way. He informs Lester of the situation and Lester, using a back door entrance to the Paleto Bay police station files acquired during a previous heist, confirms Franklin's suspicions that the Ballas, who had been growing marijuana in the area, were responsible for Lamar's kidnapping. Franklin then asks Lester to phone both Michael De Santa and Trevor Philips, who had fallen out over their past, to meet him at the sawmill.

Franklin, upon arriving at the sawmill, is put into the middle of their argument with Trevor stating that they don't want to be handed to the feds, as Bradley Snider had been. Franklin spots Lamar using some binoculars with Michael going on top of a nearby hill to use his sniper rifle. Franklin and Trevor, on foot, and Michael, on the hill top, then launch an attack on the Ballas gang members, eventually locating Lamar near a door leading into the sawmill. Franklin, Micheal and Trevor then kill a strong Ballas counter strike. After killing the last of the Ballas Franklin drives Lamar home, with Michael and Trevor leaving separately.

On their return to Forum Drive Lamar explains that he had scouted the area while driving stolen cars collected for Devin Weston, and had been told by Stretch it was a good location to buy some 'kush'. Franklin remains unimpressed attempting to explain that it was also the perfect location to kill him. Franklin eventually succeeds in explaining that every time he leaves house somebody wishes to kill him and that Stretch was behind it, including Tanisha who had moved away from the gang controlled areas of Los Santos. Lamar meanwhile explains that he feels Franklin has abandoned him, revealing his jealousy towards Michael and Trevor, and initially insists that Franklin does not help him next time, or at least not bring them along.

Franklin and Lamar safely arrive back on Forum Drive and Lamar asks Franklin for money, receiving $50, or as Lamar puts it "just enough to get him a little forty ounce and a bucket of chicken on the way to the poor house". An angry Franklin tells Lamar that he also didn't get paid for stealing the cars, that he just saved him and had done on numerous occasions in the past before telling him he is living a fantasy and the best he can expect is a large turnout at his funeral.

Franklin leaves telling Lamar that he'll call him if something good comes up. As he heads towards his car, he is stopped by corrupt FIB agents Steve Haines and Dave Norton, who explain that they are not quite done with him. Franklin suggests they want him to maybe kill the president or invade another country. The two agents, however, reveal that they want Franklin to kill Trevor explaining that Michael is sensible enough to keep quiet but Trevor is uncontrollable. Franklin reminds the agents that Trevor helped save both their careers. Haines and Norton remain unmoved and, when Franklin tells them to have Michael do the killing, explain that Trevor won't allow Michael close enough for the job. Lamar returns and asks Franklin who he had been talking to although Franklin brushes him off and leaves.

Secondary objectives

Objective Description
Headshots Kill at least 18 enemies with headshots.
Accuracy Finish with a shooting accuracy of at least 70%.
Three Way Kill an enemy with all 3 characters.
Time Complete the mission within 13 minutes and 30 seconds.


The reward for completing the mission is unlocking the Planning the Big Score mission. The player also loses $50 having given it to Lamar Davis.

Video walkthrough

Xbox 360 Version - GTASeriesVideos