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Kenneth Chatman, 35

Kenneth Chatman, a 35-year-old black man, died Tuesday, July 24, after he was shot in the 4300 block of Harvard Boulevard in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

On Saturday, July 21 at 1:05 p.m., police responded to a call of a shooting in the area and found Chatman on a sidewalk with a wound to the head, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.

Chatman was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead three days later, at 9:40 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Chatman had been involved in an argument with another man who pulled out a gun and shot him, Garrido said.

The man fled the scene, but when officers arrived, a woman led police to the suspect, Garrido said.

The suspect was identified by police as Brian Marquis Holmes, a 36-year-old black man, according to online jail records.

Holmes has been charged with one count of murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Holmes is due back in court Aug. 6, according to online court records.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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