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Jerome Clifford Hayes, 61

Jerome Clifford Hayes, a 61-year-old black man, was fatally shot Wednesday, Feb. 21,  in the 800 block of East La Verne Avenue in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

Hayes was working on his car with a friend in the alley behind his home when a man with a gun approached them about 10:35 p.m., said Pomona Police Sgt. Brian Hagerty. 

The man began shooting, striking Hayes multiple times in the arms and upper torso, Hagerty said. 

His friend ducked when the shooting began and was not injured, Hagerty said. But the friend didn't see the shooter and police do not have a description of the suspect, Hagerty said

Investigators found several rifle casings in the area, Hagerty said. 

Hayes was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:38 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to the back. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

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