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Arthur Theodore Givhan, 19

Arthur Theodore Givhan, a 19-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, Oct. 14, near the northeast corner of 107th Street and Western Avenue in the Gramercy Park area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Givhan was walking with a  friend when a light-colored sedan traveling west on 107th Street stopped at the intersection, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza. about 7:09 p.m. 

Givhan and his friend argued with the people in the sedan, Mendoza said, and then walked away. 

A second light-colored sedan pulled in behind the other car as two black men walked up to Givhan and his friend. The two men on foot began shooting, Mendoza said, striking Givhan and his friend. The shooters then got into the second light-colored sedan and both cars sped away westbound on 107th Street. 

Givhan, a resident of Inglewood, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:20 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the head, according to coroner’s records. His friend, who was shot in the lower torso, was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to recover, Mendoza said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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