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  • Death date
  • Aug. 8, 2008
  • Address
  • Lynwood
  • 2935 Poplar Drive

Raymond Frias, 16

Raymond Frias, a 16-year-old Latino youth, was shot in the 2900 block of Poplar Drive in Lynwood about 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Frias was sitting on the front porch of a residence, visiting a female friend, when a Latino man approached him and asked "Where are you from?" Frias did not respond and was shot in the back, authorities said.  The man fled on foot. Frias was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities said Frias' friend was not injured in the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.

-Ruben Vives/LAT

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