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Robert Tyree Huey, 35

Robert Tyree Huey, a 35-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, May 26, near East 6th Street and Gladys Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 11:30 a.m., Huey was standing on a sidewalk when a person walked up and shot him in the back, said Los Angeles Police Det. Kasie Chavez.

Huey was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:40 a.m., according to coroner’s records. Chavez said that Huey was not homeless, but frequents the area.

Police are still trying to determine the motive for the shooting. On June 6, police arrested Rechard Roberts, a 32-year-old black man, on suspicion of murder, according to online records.

Roberts was charged June 8 with one count of murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Roberts is due back in court June 26 for an arraignment, according to the district attorney’s office.

Anyone with information can call Central Division detectives at (213) 996-1869. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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