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Rodolfo Alberto Melendez, 27

Rodolfo Alberto Melendez, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, Aug. 14, in the 100 block of West 84th Place in Florence, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

[Editor's note: Melendez's death was not included in the Homicide Report last year. His death was added to the database after the Los Angeles Times learned of his killing from the LAPD.]

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Melendez was sitting in a car about 10:40 p.m. when a person walked up and opened fire.

Authorities were called and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. According to coroner's records, Melendez died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Two men were later arrested and charged with murder in connection with the case.

Anyone with additional information about the killing is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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