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Gary Dwayne Patton, 27

Gary Dwayne Patton, a 27-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, April 6, in the 6400 block of South Victoria Avenue in Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 8:45 p.m., Patton got into a dispute with his neighbor, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.

The man pulled out a gun and shot Patton, who has a relative living at the apartment complex.

The gunman fled on a motorized scooter, Garrido said.

Patton was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The suspect, Antonio Johnson, a 41-year-old black man, was arrested on suspicion of murder three days later.

Johnson has been charged with one count of murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to court records. He is due back in court May 9 for arraignment.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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