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Everado Soto, 39

Everado Soto, a 39-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, June 22, in the 10800 block of South Central Avenue in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after 10 a.m., Soto and another man were walking south on South Central Avenue when a vehicle pulled up and there was a brief conversation, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.

Two people then got out of the car and shot Soto. The person who was with Soto ran away and was not injured, police said. The assailants got back into the vehicle, described as a light-colored SUV, and drove away.

Soto was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:28 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the killing. Anthony Moreno, a 24-year-old Latino, Herbert Nixon Flores, a 23-year-old Latino, and Santiago Ortega, a 24-year-old Latino have each been charged with one one count of murder with a handgun and gun allegations, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Ortega and Flores are due back in court Oct. 23.  Moreno is due back in court Oct. 11, according to court records.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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

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