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John Louis Sawyer, 52

John Louis Sawyer (2015-02-09)

John Sawyer, a 52-year- old black man, was shot and killed Monday, Feb. 9, in the 8900 block of South Central Avenue in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Sawyer was standing on the sidewalk shortly before 10 p.m. when a person walked up to him and opened fire, said LAPD Capt. Peter Whittingham.

Sawyer was pronounced dead at the scene and the gunman ran east on East 89th Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

Note: An original version of this post listed Sawyer's age as 32. Sawyer was 52.

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