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  • May 16, 2011

Monte Talbert, 22 [Update]

Monte Talbert, a 22-year-old black man, died Monday, May 16, hours after he was shot in the 400 block of North La Brea Avenue in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Talbert, who was commonly known as M-Bone, member of the rap group Cali Swag District, was shot twice while seated in the driver's side of a car about 10:32 p.m., said Lt. Steve Overly of the Inglewood Police Department.

Talbert and a companion were in a stopped car in the general vicinity of a liquor store when an unknown vehicle pulled up. Someone inside reached out of the car window, pointed a gun and fired multiple shots, hitting Talbert once in the head and neck.

He died later at a hospital.

Police said they have no motive for the fatal shooting.

Cali Swag District’s hit “Teach Me How to Dougie” set off a national dance craze and sold roughly 2 million legal downloads.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call Inglewood Police homicide at (310) 412-5246, or the 24-hour anonymous hotline number (888) 412-7463.

[Updated Jan. 20, 2012: $25,000 reward offered in death of Cali Swag District rapper]

-- Gale Holland

Photos: M-Bone's funeral

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