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Antonio D. Brown, 18

Antonio D. Brown a 18-year-old black man, died Saturday, Aug. 18, after he was shot in the 1000 block of West 46th Street in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

The day before, about 11:50 p.m., Brown got into a dispute with another person in the backyard of a home, said Los Angeles police Det. Chris Barling.

At one point, a man identified by police as Darien Percy Simmons, a 23-year-old black man, pulled out a gun and shot Brown, Barling said.

Brown was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:18 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Simmons has been charged with one count of murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Simmons is due in court Oct. 31 for an arraignment.

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