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  • Nov. 1, 2012

Leonardo Islas, 27

Leonardo Islas, a 27-year-old Latino, was found dead Thursday, Nov. 1, in the 1000 block of West 252nd Street in Harbor City, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

[Editor's note: An earlier version of this post, based on information from the coroner's office, identified the victim as John Doe #222.]

Islas was discovered shot by his neighbors in his apartment about 7:25 a.m., according to an LAPD news release.

Authorities were called and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner's records show Islas suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

A motive for the shooting remains unknown, officials said.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to contact Harbor area homicide Det. Isidro Rodriguez at (310) 726-7887. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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