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Edwin Van Joshua

Edwin Van Joshua, a 33-year-old black man, was fatally shot Sunday, Aug. 4, in the 11100 block of South Western Avenue in Westmont, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.

Joshua was driving south on South Western Avenue when he saw a large crowd involved in a fistfight in front of a bar, said Lt. Eddie Hernandez of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department homicide bureau.

Joshua stopped his vehicle, got involved with the fight and was shot, Hernandez said. 

“We don’t know what his motive for stopping is, but we do know he’s familiar with that establishment and the people who frequent the area,” Hernandez said. 

Joshua died at the scene at 5:07 a.m., according to coroner’s records. Another person who was wounded in the fight was treated and released from a hospital, Hernandez said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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