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  • Death date
  • Nov. 29, 2008
  • Age: 15
  • Gender: Male
  • Cause: Gunshot
  • Race/Ethnicity: Black
  • Agency: Long Beach PD

Jabari Benton, 15

Jabari Benton, a 15-year-old black youth, was fatally shot while walking near 11th Street and Ohio Avenue in Long Beach about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, authorities said.

Long Beach police said an unknown assailant approached Benton on foot and shot him. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. Coroner's officials said Benton had been shot in the abdomen and back.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Long Beach homicide Dets. David Rios or William Matsubara at (562) 570-7244.    

-- Anthony Pesce

Long Beach Press-Telegram story on Jabari's death

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