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Christopher John Paul, 33

Christopher John Paul, a 33-year-old white man, was shot and killed Wednesday, April 22, in the 3300 block of Mentone Avenue in Palms, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m., officers found Paul with a single gunshot wound in an alley, police said. Witnesses told police that they saw a car flee the area, but a description of the vehicle was unclear.

Paul, who was on his way home, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3 p.m., said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.

A $50,000 reward for information leading to those responsible for the killing was approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, April 28. 

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s West Bureau homicide at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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