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Julio Cesar Padua, 38

Julio Cesar Padua, a 38-year-old Latino, died on Sunday, Aug. 21, after he was shot in the 6600 block of Holmes Avenue in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Padua started beating his girlfriend — his child's mother — around noon that day, and she ran away from him to a nearby family home,  Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Rosson said. 

The girlfriend told family members about the assault and two of her male relatives went to confront Padua, Rosson said. 

The men got into an argument, Rosson said. The girlfriend's brother pulled out a gun and shot Padua in the head, Rosson said.

Padua was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:17 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Rosson said the woman had bruises and red marks consistent with being hit.

The woman's brother, Ricardo Mayoral Jr., a 24-year-old Latino, was arrested Sept. 13 on suspicion of murder, Rosson said.

Mayoral was charged Sept. 15 with murder and pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned that day, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records. 

Mayoral is being held on $3-million bail. His preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 13 in Department 66 of the Norwalk Courthouse, according to court records. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

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