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Kioka Shay Colbert, 26

Kioka Shay Colbert, a 26-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Friday, Dec. 28 in the 1100 block of East 89th Street in Florence-Firestone, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

About 10:30 p.m., Colbert was standing outside a car talking to two people who were seated inside, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.

A man walked up and asked if Colbert was in a gang, then shot her and the two others, Kouri said. Colbert was pronounced dead at the scene at 10;44 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The two others are expected to survive.

The gunman ran north and was taken into custody near South Hooper Avenue and 83rd Street, Kouri said.

Darrell Sherman, a 29-year-old black man, has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  

Sherman faces gang and gun allegations. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and is due back in court Feb. 13, according to court records.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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