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Allen Luther Thomas, 47

Allen Luther Thomas, a 49-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the 3700 block of Bill Robertson Lane in Exposition Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 4:15 p.m., Thomas was sitting at a picnic bench at Jesse Brewer Jr. Park when he was confronted by a man, said LAPD Det. Dave Garrido. The man pulled out a gun and shot Thomas, then ran to a nearby Metro rail station and boarded a train.  

The suspect, later identified as Noah Randy Trice, an 18-year-old black man, was arrested on suspicion of murder at the next stop.

Trice has been charged with one count of murder and is due back in court March 1 for a mental competency hearing, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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