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Demetrius Merriwether, 20 [Updated]

Demetrius Merriwether, a 20-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, May 6, in the 200 block of West Adams Boulevard in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

An unknown assailant walked up to Meriwether at a crowded hamburger stand and shot him in the head about 1:20 p.m., Los Angeles police said.

Merriwether was pronounced dead at the scene, LAPD spokeswoman April Harding said.

Anyone with information about Merriwether’s death should call LAPD Newton Detective Tommy Thompson at (323) 846-6556. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

[Update Jan. 13, 2011: Arrest: Authorities capture person suspected of killing man at a burger stand]

-- Andrew Blankstein

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