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Arturo Cabrales, 22

Arturo Cabrales, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers Wednesday, March 7, in the 10300 block of Lou Dillon Avenue in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

The incident began about 3 p.m. when detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted a traffic stop near 103rd and Hickory streets, police said.

Cabrales got out of the vehicle, allegedly with a gun, and began running. At least one detective followed on foot and the shooting occurred, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available. The LAPD said a weapon was recovered.

Coroner’s records show Cabrales suffered several gunshot wounds to his body.

The area, which is near the Jordan Downs housing project, is patrolled by the LAPD's Southeast Division. It was unclear what the Sheriff's Department was doing in LAPD territory.

The incident was under investigation. No other details were immediately available.

Since January 2007, at least 85 homicides have been reported in Watts, according to The Times Homicide Report database.

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

-- Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez

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