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Andrew Todd Cherry, 46

Andrew Cherry, a 46-year-old black man, was found dead Monday, Jan. 24, in the 1400 block of West 53rd Street in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Cherry was discovered about 1:15 p.m. by family members inside his one-bedroom apartment, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Paramedics were called and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary coroner's records show Cherry was shot several times in the head.

His relatives grew concerned after Cherry failed to show up in the morning to visit his two children several blocks away, Det. Chris Barling told The Times.

"There are no indications our victim was a gang member," Barling said, adding that investigators had not determined a motive.

Anyone with information regarding Cherry's killing is asked to call LAPD 77th Street Station detectives at (213) 485-1383 or (877) LAPD 24-7. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

-- Robert J. Lopez and Sarah Ardalani

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