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Murder charges dismissed in fatal shooting of teen in Watts

A murder case against three men was dismissed last week after the prosecutor said in court that she was “unable to proceed,” according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Donald Ray Byrd IV, 20, Vernon Taron Warren III, 20, and Dameon Dakwon Jackson III, 21, were all charged with murder in the Sept. 27 shooting death of Elijah Galbreath in Watts.

The prosecutor on the case declined to comment further. The three men were released from the L.A. County Jail Jan. 14, according to online Sheriff’s Department records.

Galbreath was walking west on East 103rd Street when he was shot.  Police said the killing remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division 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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