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Rashei Martinez, 22

Rahsei Martinez, a 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Jan. 6 in the 4700 block of 10th Avenue in Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after 6 p.m., Martinez was dropped off on the sidewalk outside a Los Angeles Fire Department station off Coliseum Street and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, said LAPD Det. Dave Garrido.

Martinez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:48 p.m., according to coroner’s records. A preliminary investigation revealed that Martinez was shot in the 4700 block of 10th Avenue minutes before the drop-off.

Police believe that Martinez may have initiated the shooting and was struck by retaliatory gunfire.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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