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Alfred Louis Beserra, 29

Alfred Beserra, a 29-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Aug. 8, in the 8500 block of Garvey Avenue in Rosemead, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

The incident occurred sometime before 10 a.m. Deputies said they arrived at the scene to find a compact car that had hit a wall and was in flames.

A man who had suffered a gunshot wound was standing outside the car.

A second man in the car's passenger seat, later identified by the coroner's office as Beserra, had also been shot. After deputies removed him from the car, he was declared dead at the scene.

According to coroner's records, Beserra suffered possible head trauma, an apparent gunshot wound to the back, as well as smoke inhalation and thermal burns.

Detectives later learned that before the wreck, a dark sports utility vehicle had been seen chasing the compact car.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.

-- Monte Morin and Sarah Ardalani

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