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George Leon McKinney, 65

George Leon McKinney (2018-05-24)

George Leon McKinney, a 65-year-old black man, died Thursday, May 24, after he was struck in the head in the 8700 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators. 

McKinney, a homeless man, was pushing a cart and walking south on Santa Monica Boulevard around 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, when he entered the intersection at Hilldale Avenue, according to Lt. Rodney Moore. 

Investigators think someone came up behind McKinney and struck him in the back of the head, causing him to fall to the street, Moore said. 

McKinney was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:36 a.m. the following day, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

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