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Jimmie Lee Brown Jr., 40

Jimmie Brown Jr., a 40-year-old black man, fatally shot Monday, Dec. 24, in the 1400 block of East Turmont Street in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Brown was at his girlfriend's grandmother's home when he went to the porch to have a cigarette about 8:18 p.m.

During that time, people in the area heard gunshots and called 911. It wasn't until thirty minutes later that Brown's girlfriend discovered him down, shot and unresponsive.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the shooter is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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