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Demetrious Thomas, 29

Demetrious Thomas, a 29-year-old black man, was fatally shot Wednesday, May 3, in the 2700 block of West 141st Street in Gardena, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 11:30 a.m., Gardena police received a call about shots fired in the area, according to a police news release. Upon arriving, officers found Thomas suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:40 a.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Detectives later discovered that Thomas was shot while in a nearby alley. Witnesses said they heard Thomas arguing with another man. The other man then opened fire on Thomas, police said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Gardena Police detectives at (310) 217-9670. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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