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Edgar Rene Chaj, 40

Edgar Rene Chaj, a 40-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Aug. 10, in the 2200 block of Thomas Street in Lincoln Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Chaj wash shot about 12:15 a.m.; he drove away in his vehicle and crashed in a nearby alleyway, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Chaj was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:50 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rampart Homicide Division at (323) 342-8900. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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