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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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Shooting Victim Dies One Week after Shooting

Los Angeles:  A man, who was shot multiple times one week ago, died Sunday from his injuries.

On August 23, 2008, at around 8:40 p.m., Melvin James Comeaux Jr., 28, was walking in the area of 94th Place and Normandie Avenue.  An unknown suspect, described only as a male Black, standing in the middle of the street in the 9400 block of Normandie Avenue, began firing a handgun at Comeaux.  

Comeaux was hit numerous times and was transported to a local hospital where he died on August 31, 2008. The motive for the shooting remains unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Bureau Homicide Detectives Myra Kellum or Eric Crosson at 213-485-1383  After business hours and on weekends, calls may be directed to the 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).