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Joseph Edward Beaman, 36

Joseph Edward Beaman, a 36-year-old black man, was fatally wounded on Friday, June 21, near West 112th Street and South Olive Street in Broadway-Manchester, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 5 p.m. that night, Beaman and a 21-year-old friend got into an altercation with two men described as “black male suspects,” said LAPD Det. Sal LaBarbera.

One of the men pulled out a gun and shot Beaman in the neck. Beaman’s friend was also shot, LaBarbera said.

Beaman was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he died at 5:46 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The other man was treated for a gunshot wound and survived.

The attack is gang-related, LaBarbera said.

The unidentified assailants are at large.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide unit at (213) 485-1383. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

--Nicole Santa Cruz

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