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Richard Alan Wurtz, 37

Richard Alan Wurtz (2014-05-30)

Richard Alan Wurtz, a 37-year-old white man, was shot and killed Friday, May 30, in the 21000 block of East Arrow Highway in Charter Oak, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the area shortly after 11 a.m. and found Wurtz with a gunshot wound, said Lt. Dave Coleman with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Investigators later found that Wurtz went over to another person’s trailer to collect property and a dispute occurred, Coleman said.

Wurtz Tasered the other man, who shot him in return, Coleman said. Wurtz was pronounced dead at 11:47 a.m. at the scene, said Ed Winter, a spokesman with the coroner’s office.

The incident is still under investigation, Coleman said.

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

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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