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Huntington Park man sentenced in 2015 slaying near police station

A man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in state prison for second-degree murder in a 2015 Huntington Park shooting, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. 

Jorge Godoy, 23, was found guilty of second-degree murder Oct. 12 in the killing of Daniel Ivan Santamaria Ramirez, 31. Jurors found gun allegations to be true. 

On March 5, 2015, Ramirez approached Godoy near the Huntington Park Civic Center, which is less than a block from a police station, and got into an argument. Prosecutors said the two men had been in a confrontation several days earlier. 

Godoy, who was with friends, asked Ramirez to leave. Ramirez did not and asked Godoy’s friends for a gun, prosecutors said. Godoy then pulled out a .44 Magnum and shot Ramirez in the face, according to witness testimony. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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