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Kapre Maurice Brown, 31

Kapre Maurice Brown (2015-02-08)

Kapre Maurice Brown, a 31-year-old black man, died Sunday, Feb. 8, after he was shot near North Las Palmas Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 11:40 p.m. on Feb. 7, Brown was walking west on Hollywood Boulevard when he was approached by a man who opened fire, said LAPD Lt. John Radtke.

Brown, who was meeting a friend for a birthday party, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:29 a.m. on Feb. 8, according to coroner’s records.

Within two hours of the shooting, police arrested Michael Carter, a 23-year-old black man. Police said that Carter is a San Fernando Valley gang member. Carter has been charged with one count of murder, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Matt Hamilton and Nicole Santa Cruz

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