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Man charged with killing 17-year-old in Del Rey

A 21-year-old man was charged Jan. 20 with killing a teenage girl after a robbery attempt in a mall parking lot, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Cameron Anthony Frazier, a black man, faces one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation that he committed the murder during a robbery, prosecutors said.

Frazier is also charged with two counts of attempted robbery with allegations that he used a handgun.

On Jan. 6, shortly before 8 p.m., Frazier walked up to a man standing outside an SUV with two others inside in the Villa Marina Marketplace Mall in Del Rey, said Lt. John Radtke with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Frazier tried to the rob the man, who ran away to seek help at a nearby deli, Radtke said. 

Frazier allegedly shot into the car, wounding Kristine Carman, 17, who was in the back seat.

Radtke said that Carman was in town from Texas visiting family.

Investigators learned that the man who was with Carman and the other victim had previous contact with Frazier.

“That’s where he started our  investigation,” Radtke said.

The FBI Fugitive Task Force arrested Frazier outside his home in Vista Jan. 18, police said.  Frazier is being held without bail.

Frazier appears to be the only suspect in the killing, Radtke said.

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

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