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  • June 3, 2014

Reginald Dewayne Pitts, 30

Reginald Dewayne Pitts, a 30-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, June 3, in the 1800 block of West 54th Street in Chesterfield Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Pitts was visiting with two other men in the street shortly before 7:30 p.m. when a black man walked up to him, said Los Angeles police Det. Sal LaBarbera. Pitts began to run away as the gunman began shooting, but tripped and fell. The gunman continued firing, LaBarbera said.

The gunman then ran to a light-colored SUV that was parked at West 54th Street and South Manhattan Place. The driver, who was also described as a black man, sped away.

Pitts was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:14 p.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-1383. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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