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Filimon Lamas, 33

Filimon Lamas, a 33-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Saturday, Oct. 20, in the 4900 block of West 99th Street in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Lamas, along with his 4-year-old son, Giovani, were killed when a neighbor entered their house and began shooting, authorities say.

Filimon Lamas was found slumped over three of his children, attempting to protect them, authorities say. His wife, who was shot in both legs and her pelvis, survived the attack, along with their 8-year-old son, 7-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son.

Inglewood police say they believe Desmond John Moses, a 55-year-old black man, entered the home and began shooting. They suspect the attack was prompted by several calls the family had made to police to conduct a welfare check on Moses.

Police said Moses then set his home ablaze, and a body believed to be his was found in the charred rubble of the residence.

Inglewood police are encouraging anyone with additional information about the shooting to call homicide detectives at (310) 412-5246. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

--Wesley Lowery

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