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Joseph Alfonso Lopez, 15

Joseph Alfonso Lopez, a 15-year-old Latino, died Monday, Jan. 6, after he was shot in the 5700 block of Fayette Street in Highland Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

About 7:55 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division responded to a call of a shooting in the area and found Joseph with a gunshot wound, according to an LAPD news release.

Joseph, who lived in the area, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:10 p.m., according to coroner's records.

Police identified the suspect as Archi Chavez, a 19-year-old Latino.

Chavez was charged Jan. 15 with one count of murder with the allegation that he used a gun, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Chavez is due back in court March 24.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 561-3321. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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