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Irvin Steven Garcia, 23

Irvin Steven Garcia, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the 1200 block of Menlo Avenue in Pico-Union, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Officers responded to a call of a possible suicide and found Garcia suffering from a gunshot wound, said LAPD Det. Armando Acero.

He was pronounced dead at 2:40 a.m. at a hospital, according to coroner’s records.

Detectives ruled out the possibility of a suicide and arrested Garcia’s common law wife, Janet Ivonne Ramirez, a 24-year-old Latina, on suspicion of murder.

Acero declined to provide more information about the case.

Ramirez has been charged with one count of murder with a special allegation that she used a gun. Her bail has been set at $2 million, Jane Robison, a public information officer with the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, said in an e-mail.

Ramirez is due in court Sept. 18 for an arraignment.

Anyone with information can call West Bureau Homicide at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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