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James Thomas Miller, 54

James Thomas Miller, a 54-year-old white man, died a week after he being shot on Wednesday, April 20, in the 11600 block of West Hamlin Street in Valley Glen, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 9:05 p.m., Miller was with a woman at his home when a man arrived and chased him outside and down the driveway, LAPD Det. Rich Wheeler said.

The man, later identified as James Phillip Anderson, a 50-year-old Asian man, shot Miller in the back, Wheeler said.

Anderson was jealous of Miller’s relationship with the woman, Wheeler said. Each of the men believed they were dating her, he said.

Miller was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead seven days later, on April 27, according to coroner’s records.

Anderson was arrested on suspicion of murder in Las Vegas and has been charged with one count of murder with the use of a handgun, assault with a firearm and first-degree burglary, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Anderson pleaded not guilty May 5 and is due in court Aug. 16, according to court records.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD’s Valley homicide bureau at (818) 374-9550. 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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