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Darrin Lamarr Simmons, 44

Darrin Simmons, a 44-year-old black man, was found dead Thursday, May 27, in the 1000 block of West Poplar Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Simmons' body was found by a friend in his residence about 11:25 a.m., said sheriff's homicide Det. Richard Lopez, who is handling the investigation. He had been shot several times, according to coroner's records.

Authorities were called and Simmons was pronounced dead at the scene, Lopez said.

Investigators do not have any additional details about the case.

Anyone with information about the death of Darrin Simmons is asked to contact Det. Lopez at the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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