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Luis Valadez, 67

Luis Valadez, a 67-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Monday, Nov. 12, in the 1200 block of Long Beach Boulevard in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at Las Palomas Meat Market, which Valadez owned and operated, and found him injured.

He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7 p.m., L.A. County sheriff detectives said.

Officials are looking for three suspects. They have released a composite sketch of an 18- to 22-year-old Latina who they believe served as a lookout during the robbery. The suspects ran west on Carlin Avenue after the shooting.

Anyone with details about the incident or the identity of the killer is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500 and ask for Det. Marindale and Det. Rodriguez. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Adolfo Flores

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