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  • April 12, 2014

Angelo Armani Eppolito-Autry, 28

Angelo Armani Eppolito-Autry, a 28-year-old white man, was shot and killed Saturday, April 12, in the 10000 block of Westwanda Drive in Beverly Crest, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Eppolito-Autry was found about 4 p.m. with a gunshot wounds by a business associate in the entryway of his studio apartment, said Los Angeles Police Det. Mark Morgan.

Residents told police they heard gunshots about 3:30 p.m. Eppolito-Autry was pronounced dead at 4:17 p.m. at the scene, said coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter.

Eppolito-Autry was a contractor who hired people to help him carry out various construction jobs. He recently fired three to four people, including Gerson Davis Sanchez, a 31-year-old Latino. Sanchez was arrested on suspicion of murder about 2 p.m. Sunday in Lakewood.

Sanchez and Eppolito-Autry were involved in an ongoing dispute over money, Morgan said.

Sanchez is due in court Tuesday, according to the LAPD.

Anyone with information can call West Bureau Homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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