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Oracio Garcia, 29

Oracio Garcia, a 29-year-old Latino, was killed Sunday, Oct. 8, after he was struck by a car in the 16600 block of Paramount Boulevard in Paramount.

Garcia and a friend were at Buchones Bar at Paramount Boulevard and 70th Street around 1:30 a.m. when they got into an argument with four other men, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said.

The argument turned physical and spilled outside, Mendoza said.

During the fight, one of the men got into his car and drove the wrong way on Paramount, heading north in the southbound lane, Mendoza said.

The car struck Garcia, and afterward, another of the four assailants got in the vehicle. The car, a dark sedan, was last seen heading north on Paramount, Mendoza said.

Garcia, a Paramount resident, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:16 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

The two men in the car were described only as Latinos in their 20s, Mendoza said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

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