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  • Nov. 1, 2012

Erik Mars Poltorak, 42

Erik Mars Poltorak, a 42-year-old white man, was found dead Thursday, Nov. 1, in the 300 block of North Laurel Avenue in Beverly Grove, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Poltorak's coworker went to his home that morning and found him injured on the porch.

Authorities were called about 11:20 a.m., and Polotrak was pronounced dead at the scene. He had suffered several gunshot wounds to his body.

During the investigation, detectives learned that neighbors had heard what sounded like gunshots about 2 a.m., but police were not called at the time.

No other details were available about the killing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact West Bureau homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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