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Khristian Alexander Domio, 25

Khristian Alexander Domio, a 25-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 14115 South Crenshaw Boulevard in Hawthorne, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

About 8:30 p.m., officers from the Hawthorne Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at what they initially thought was a cellphone store, according to a news release from the department.

Three armed men walked into the store, which was actually an illegal marijuana dispensary, and got into a confrontation with an armed security guard, police said. 

The security guard and the three men exchanged gunfire, police said.

The security guard was struck in the chest, but was wearing a bulletproof vest and was not seriously injured.  One of the men, identified as Domio, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:46 a.m., coroner’s records show.

The other two fled before police arrived. 

One of the men who fled was identified by police as Dwayne Ladell Thompson, a 24-year-old black man. 

Thompson has been charged with two counts of attempted second-degree robbery, assault with a firearm and one count of carrying a loaded firearm, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. 

Thompson also faces gun and gang allegations. 

Police are still looking for an additional suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hawthorne Police Det. Shaun Kemp at (310) 349-2851. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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