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  • July 17, 2014

Maron States, 22

Maron States, a 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, July 17, in the 8200 block of Sepulveda Boulevard on the border of Van Nuys and Panorama City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

States, along with 19-year-old Deshawn Miles, were involved in a brief confrontation with two men shortly before 6 a.m. outside a 7-Eleven, said Capt. Todd Chamberlain with the Los Angeles Police Department.

The two men pulled out a gun and fired at States and Miles. A third man in his 50s was also wounded.

States and Miles were pronounced dead in front of the store at 6 a.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman.

Police have identified Angel Santana, a 29-year-old Latino, as a suspect in the killing. He remains at large.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Gretchen Schultz with the Mission Homicide Unit at (818) 838-9951. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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