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Monday, August 29, 2016

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UPDATE
On August 26, 2016, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office filed one count of murder and a special allegation for the personal use of a firearm on Stephen Blaxton in connection to this case. Blaxton is being held in leiu of $3,030,000.00 bail.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central area homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a murder suspect.

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, around 10:25 p.m., Central area officers responded to a shooting call at 5th Street and San Pedro Street. Upon arrival, the officers found a male Black, around 50-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Central area homicide detectives at (213-996-1879). During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."













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