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De Marco Rankin, 32

De Marco Rankin, a 32-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, April 19, in the 2900 block of Stocker Plaza in Leimert Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 2:20 p.m., Rankin was sitting in the front passenger seat of a silver Ford pickup at 8th Avenue and Stocker Plaza when a dark-colored sedan pulled up, Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido said.

A black man exited the vehicle, approached the truck and fired multiple shots into the vehicle, Garrido said.

Rankin, who got out of the truck and collapsed a short distance away,  was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:30 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

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