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Derrick Deshon Owens, 17

Derrick Deshon Owens, a 17-year-old black teenager, was shot and killed Monday, Aug. 18, in the 1000 block of East Adams Boulevard in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 7:40 p.m., Los Angeles police officers got a call of a shooting, said LAPD Det. Kelle Baitx. Officers found Owens on the sidewalk.

Investigators believe that Owens was walking along the street when he was approached by a gunman.

Owens was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:23 p.m., said Ed Winter, the assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.

Detectives are seeking witnesses. Anyone with information can call Newton Division homicide detectives at (323) 846-6556. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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