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Gerrik Mykul Thomas, 21

Gerrik Mykul Thomas (2016-01-25)

Gerrik Thomas, a 21-year-old black man, was shot and killed Monday Jan. 25 near West 54th Street and 9th Avenue in Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 6:30 p.m., Thomas was standing on the southwest corner of West 54th and 9th Avenue when a sedan pulled up, said LAPD Det. Dave Garrido. A person got out of the car, walked up to Thomas and opened fire, Garrido said.

The gunman then got back into the car, initially described as a white sedan, and drove away. Thomas was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:10 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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