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Maurice Maurin Forte, 18

Maurice Forte, an 18-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, April 7, near Imperial Highway and Slater Street in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 12: 15 a.m., Forte was walking along the sidewalk with a female when a person approached the two, said Los Angeles police Det. Nathan Kouri.

The person shot Forte at close range, then ran to a waiting car, Kouri said. The car fled west on Imperial Highway.

Forte was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:34 a.m., according to coroner’s records.  

The person with Forte was not injured.

Anyone with information can 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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