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Brad Maurice Brown, 41

Brad Maurice Brown, a 41-year-old black man, was shot and killed Monday, Dec. 31 in the 7100 block of Kansas Avenue in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

About 2 a.m., Brown got into an argument with another man inside a parked vehicle in a driveway, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido. The two were arguing over their wives, police said.

The other man pulled out a gun and shot Brown, Garrido said. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:14 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Police have identified the gunman as Charis Dejuan Sheppard, a 42-year-old black man, Garrido said.

Sheppard was charged Jan. 18 with one count of murder with the allegation that he discharged a handgun, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. 

Sheppard is due in court for an arraignment March 15.  His bail has been set at $3 million, according to prosecutors.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. 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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