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Fred Barragan, 35

Fred Barragan, a 35-year-old Latino, died Saturday, March 25, after he was shot by Los Angeles police in the 2300 block of East 1st Street in Boyle Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

On Saturday March 24 at 11:56 p.m, officers from the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division were patrolling in the area when they heard gunshots being fired near North Breed and East 1st streets. Residents also reported hearing gunshots, according to a news release from the LAPD.

The officers were trying to determine the source of the gunfire when they saw Barragan walking away from the area, which is near the Metro Gold Line station.

The officers tried to detain Barragan but he began to run away, the release said.

As officers chased Barragan, he  removed a handgun from his waistband, prompting officers to open fire, according to the release.

Barragan was pronounced dead at 12:28 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.

Police said they found a loaded handgun a short distance from Barragan's body. No one else was injured in the incident.

The day after the shooting, people held a rally and march to raise awareness of police shootings in the neighborhood and demand justice for Barragan.

Demonstrators gathered at Mariachi Plaza and marched to the Hollenbeck police station.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD at (213) 786-5230. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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