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Man charged with capital murder in Hollywood shooting death

Ezeoma Chigozie Obioha, 31, was charged July 28 with capital murder in the July 5 shooting death of Carrie Jean Melvin in Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Obioha is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Obioha also faces the special circumstances of lying in wait and murder for financial gain, prosecutors said.

As Melvin, 30, was walking with her boyfriend about 10 p.m., Obioha allegedly walked up behind her and fired a single round from a shot gun. The case remains under investigation by the LAPD’s West Bureau homicide detectives.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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