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Kedong Yang, 51

Kedong Yang, a 51-year-old Asian man, was killed Wednesday, March 5, in the 500 block of North Florence Avenue in Monterey Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Officers from the Monterey Park Police Department went to a home about 3:40 a.m. regarding a disturbance between roommates, said Lt. Holly Francisco with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is handling the homicide investigation.

Yang was found unconscious on the ground, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:10 a.m., according to coroner’s records. He died of multiple traumatic injuries, including being kicked in the head, according to coroner’s records.

Yao Zhong Shi, a 59-year-old Asian man, was arrested on suspicion of murder March 5.

He was released March 7 pending further investigation, Francisco said in an e-mail.

Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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