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David Davon Matthewis, 23

David Davon Matthewis (2013-05-23)

David Davon Matthewis, a 23-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, May 23, in the 1000 block of East Elm Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Matthewis was walking home about 11:20 a.m. when a vehicle pulled up beside him and someone inside fired gunshots, said Sgt. Robert Gray with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

Gray said the incident could be a case of mistaken identity.

Matthewis was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:53 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

An earlier version of this post misspelled Matthewis’ middle name as Dabon, based off information from the coroner’s office. His family has said that his middle name is Davon.

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