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Carrie Marie Trotter, 30

Carrie Marie Trotter, a 30-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Friday, Feb. 9, near South Western Avenue and West 58th Street in the Chesterfield Square area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Trotter and her sister had just stepped off a bus about 2 p.m. when they encountered a man who pulled up in a dark-colored Nissan Altima, said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling.

The man began shooting at the women from inside the car, striking Trotter, police said. The other woman was not injured.

Trotter was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:17 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Tyrone Bell, a 63-year-old black man, was arrested on suspicion of murder the next day. Bell has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a firearm, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Bell is due in court March 14 for an arraignment, according to online court records.

Police said that Bell dated Trotter’s sister, and that the shooting was the result of a personal dispute.

Anyone with information 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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