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Herbert Theodore Shepard, 51

Herbert Theodore Shepard (2014-04-08)

Herbert Theodore Shepard, a 51-year-old black man, died Tuesday, April 8, after being shot three days earlier in the 2300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Long Beach police responded to a call of shots fired in the area about 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, and found Shepard and another man with gunshot wounds to the lower body, according to a news release from the Long Beach Police Department.

Shepard was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on April 8 at 11:36 a.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman. An autopsy showed that Shepard died of a gunshot wound.

The other man is expected to survive.

Anyone with information is asked to call Long Beach Homicide Dets. Todd Johnson and Roger Zottneck at (562) 570-7244. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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