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Darnell Washington, 19

Darnell Washington, a 19-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, March 25, near East Century Boulevard and South San Pedro Street in Broadway-Manchester, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 11:50 p.m., three armed males approached a taco stand and tried to rob it, authorities said. One of the taco stand employees was also armed “and he defended himself,” firing multiple gunshots at the robbers, LAPD Sgt. M. Mason told The Times.

Washington, one of the robbery suspects, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The two other suspects fled the scene and are being sought, Mason said.

The employee who opened fire was not arrested pending further investigation.

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