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James Cheyenne Boyston, 21

James Cheyenne Boyston, a 21-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, Aug. 4, in the 4000 block of Muirfield Road South in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 9 p.m. Boyston was standing in the back alley of an apartment complex when he was shot, LAPD Officer Chris Courtney said. Police responded to a call of gunshots in the area and found Boyston, Courtney said.

Investigators are unsure whether a person shot Boyston from a car or on foot, Courtney said.

Boyston, of Gardena, was pronounced dead at 9:09 p.m. in the alley, according to coroner’s records.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD's Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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