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Arthur Edward Buma, 71

Arthur Buma, a 71-year-old white man, was shot and killed Sunday, May 1, in the 9400 block of Artesia Boulevard in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

[Editor's note: An earlier version of this post, based on information from the coroner's office, did not have an incident address.]

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Buma had gotten into an argument with a female neighbor about 8:58 a.m.

At some point, the fight became physical. The woman's boyfriend heard the argument, grabbed a gun and shot Buma, according to an L.A. County Sheriff's Department news release.

Paramedics were called and Buma was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials said they detained the shooter without incident.

No other information was released about the shooting.

Anyone with additional details about the incident is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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