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Joe Mike Telles, 71

Joe Mike Telles, a 71-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 24, in the 13900 block of Placid Drive in South Whittier, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

The shooting occurred at 11:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin Grubb

Telles’ body was found in a vehicle. He had  three gunshot wounds to the head.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with additional details about the slaying is asked to contact Dets. Rubino or Hecht at the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Rebecca Trounson

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