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John Benjamin Alvarado
  • Death date
  • June 1, 2014

John Benjamin Alvarado, 35

John Benjamin Alvarado, a 35-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, June 1, in the 900 block of North Alvarado Street in Echo Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 2:45 a.m., Alvarado was walking southbound on North Alvarado Street when a gunman walked up to him and shot him, said Los Angeles police Det. John Motto.

The gunman then ran to a small red car that fled southbound on Santa Ynez Street, Motto said.

Alvarado was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:18 a.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman.

Anyone with information can call Rampart Division homicide detectives at (213) 484-3641. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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