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  • Death date
  • Dec. 31, 2012
  • Address
  • Los Feliz
  • 4200 block of Russell Avenue

John Lee, 33

John Lee, a 33-year-old Asian man, died Monday, Dec. 31, a day after he was shot in the 4200 block of Russell Street in Los Feliz, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Los Angeles police are asking for help solving the killing.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired found Lee lying next to his black Audi at 9:18 p.m. Sunday on Russell Avenue, east of Talmadge Street.

He had been shot four times in the chest. Lee died the next day.

The Audi belongs to Lee's father, but investigators know little about the dead man, Det. Arthur Castro said. The motive is unknown.

Anyone with information about the slaying can call Castro or Det. Jose Carrillo during business hours at (323) 344-5744 or the Northeast watch commander at (323) 344-5701. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Jeff Gottlieb

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