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Andres Moctezuma Jr., 49

Andres Moctezuma Jr., a 49-year-old Latino, died Monday, Dec. 17 after he was shot in the 4600 block of South Vermont Avenue in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

On Dec. 16, shortly after 12:30 p.m., Moctezuma was found by police beside his bicycle outside a dollar store, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido. Moctezuma had been shot in the forehead, police said.

Moctezuma was taken to a hospital, where he was died on Dec. 17 at 9:52 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Witnesses told police that a person had shot at Moctezuma from the opposite side of the street. The shooter and Moctezuma had a dispute earlier in the day, Garrido said.

Fernando Naranjo, a 40-year-old Latino, was charged Dec. 19 with one count of murder with the allegation that he used a gun, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. 

Naranjo is due back in court Feb. 19, according to online L.A. County Sheriff’s Department records.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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