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Richard Armando Mationg, 22

Richard Armando Mationg, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, May 10, in the 5800 block of Ben Alder Avenue in Whittier, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 9 p.m., Whittier police responded to a report of gunshots and found Mationg in the frontyard of his home with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a news release from the Whittier Police Department.

A man was seen leaving the scene in a silver vehicle.

Mationg was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:47 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Hours later, Augustin Garcia, a 27-year-old Latino, turned himself in to police in connection with the shooting, said Brad White, the community relations officer.

Garcia was charged May 13 with one count of murder with  allegations that he used a firearm causing death and that the crime was committed for the benefit of a street gang, according to a criminal complaint filed by Los Angeles County prosecutors.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Whittier Police Department at (562) 567-9200. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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