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Richard Joseph Miller, 52

Richard Joseph Miller, a 52-year-old black man, was fatally shot Monday, Jan. 5, in the 1600 block of North Cahuenga Bouelvard in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before midnight on Jan. 4, two men were walking on North Cahuenga Boulevard and smashing car windows, said LAPD Det. John Radtke.

The pair encountered Miller, demanded money from him, then shot him, Radtke said.

“It just seemed like a real vicious shooting that happened really quickly,” he said. 

Miller was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:38 a.m. on Jan. 5, according to coroner's records.

An off-duty LAPD officer was in the area and witnessed the shooting. The officer pursued two men, who were arrested a short time later.

Troy McVey, a 22-year-old white man, and Colby Kronholm, a 21-year-old white man, were each charged Jan. 7 with one count of murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. McVey is believed to be the shooter and is facing an additional gun allegation.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Bureau homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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