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Irby Ford, 54

Irby Ford, a 54-year-old black man, died Monday, June 13, after he was shot in the 1500 block of South Bentley Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.  

Ford was sitting on his front porch about 7:50 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, when he was shot multiple times, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Cain. 

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead two days later, at 4:28 p.m., according to coroner's records.

Investigators were able to speak with Ford, but he said he didn't see who shot him, Cain said. 

A black male on a bicycle was seen leaving the area of Ford's fenced yard immediately after the shooting, Cain said, but investigators don't know if he was involved in the shooting. 

Ford grew up in the neighborhood and had worked in the past as a long-haul truck driver, Cain said. He was a single man who appeared to be living alone. 

The deputies who were called to the scene found Ford alone on his porch, Cain said, but investigators believe he had friends visiting at the time of the shooting who fled before deputies arrived.

"We encourage them to step forward and help us identify the suspect," Cain said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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