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Lavon Allen Wright Jr., 43

Lavon Allen Wright Jr., a 43-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the 10300 block of South Compton Avenue in Watts, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

At about 12:50 p.m., Wright was a passenger in a Jeep traveling south on South Compton Avenue when a silver sedan pulled up and a person inside fired into the Jeep, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.

Wright was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:08 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Police said the incident was not related to road rage, but the result of a longstanding dispute. Police declined to go into more detail about the dispute.

George Deon Murphy, a 46-year-old black man, was arrested and charged with one count of murder and attempted murder with allegations that he used a handgun and discharged a firearm from a motor vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Murphy has pleaded not guilty and is due back in court Dec. 5, according to prosecutors.

According to an online obituary, Wright grew up in South L.A. and had two children.

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

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