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  • Death date
  • Aug. 10, 2010
  • Address
  • Lynwood
  • 3547 Beechwood Ave.

Ruben Galvan, 16

Ruben Galvan, a 16-year-old Latino, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, several hours after he was shot in the 3500 block of Beechwood Avenue in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Galvan was walking with friends on the sidewalk on Aug. 9 about 10:35 p.m. when he was approached by three people and shot, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office.

Authorities were called, and Galvan was taken to St. Francis Medical Center where he died from his injuries at 12:08 a.m., according to coroner's records.

Sheriff's homicide Det. Karen Shonka, who is handling the investigation, said no one else was hurt during the incident.

Since the shooting, two arrests have been made in connection with Galvan's death, she said.

A 14-year-old is being charged as a juvenile with murder. Since he is a minor, Shonka was unable to provide more information about the alleged shooter.

The second person arrested in connection with the shooting has since been released from jail pending review of charges by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Shonka said.

Anyone with additional details about the death of Ruben Galvan is asked to contact Det. Shonka at (323) 890-5500.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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