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Billy Ray Louis Jr., 40

Billy Ray Louis Jr., a 40-year-old black man, died Friday, May 31, after he was shot in the 2100 block of East 101st Street in Watts, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

On May 30 about 10 a.m., Louis was standing in the area of the Jordan Downs Housing Development when a person walked up to him, shot him, then ran through the housing development and out of view, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.

Louis was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead the next day at 1:18 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Police are still trying to determine a description of a suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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