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Erik Diaz
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  • Jan. 16, 2010

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Erik Diaz, 19

Erik Diaz, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, Jan. 16, in the 4100 block of Roland Avenue in El Monte, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Diaz was found about 1 a.m. with a single gunshot wound to his abdomen, El Monte Police Lt. Michelle States said. He was taken to a hospital where he died at 7:53 p.m.

A suspect has been arrested and was being held at L.A. County Jail, States said.

No other information was given.

-- Corina Knoll

Dispatch: 'This was not a murder. It was a very, very unfortunate accident.'

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