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Natroy Deshawn Brown, 32

Natroy Deshawn Brown, a 32-year-old black man, was shot and killed on Monday, Jan. 16, at the corner of West Imperial Highway and Grevillea Avenue in Hawthorne, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

A passerby flagged down Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies about 6:42 p.m., saying there was a man lying in the busy commercial intersection, said Lt. Joe Mendoza. 

When the deputies found the man, later identified as Brown, he was unconscious, with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, Mendoza said. 

Brown was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:18 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Investigators don’t have any suspect information, but they believe Brown was shot as he was crossing the street less than a half an hour before the passerby alerted deputies, Mendoza said. 

“We found a little evidence at the scene from the shooting,” he said. “That intersection is so busy, if more time had passed and more cars had gone by, that evidence probably wouldn’t have been there.”  

Brown was from Hawthorne but appeared to be homeless at the time of his death, Mendoza said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

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