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Alfonzo Dwight Bell, 65

Alfonzo Dwight Bell (2014-08-29)

Alfonzo Dwight Bell, a 65-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday Aug. 29 in the 500 block of West Compton Boulevard in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Deputies responded to a call about a gunshot victim in the area shortly before 1:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

When deputies arrived, they found Bell in the street with a gunshot wound to the torso. Bell was pronounced dead at 1:40 p.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records. It is unknown whether a gunman walked up to Bell or shot at him from a car.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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