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Rodney Lamont Hudson, 29

Rodney Lamont Hudson, a 29-year-old black man, died Friday, Sept. 13, after he was shot in the 1700 block of West Florence Avenue in Harvard Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

On Aug. 5, about 10:30 p.m., Hudson was walking out of a smoke shop when he was confronted by two people who shot him, said Los Angeles police Det. Dean Vinluan.

It appeared that Hudson was followed from the store when he was shot.

The assailants left the scene in a dark-colored SUV, police said.

Hudson was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead more than a month later, on Sept. 13 at 2:26 p.m., according to coroner's reocrds.

Jomari Henderson, a 22-year-old black man, and William Ewell, a 24-year-old black man, were each charged with murder with the allegation that Henderson discharged the gun, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Both men also face one count of assault with a firearm with allegations that Henderson used a gun and inflicted great bodily injuries, prosecutors said.

Henderson was also charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon. 

All of the charges include a gang allegation, prosecutors said.

Henderson and Ewell are due back in court Dec. 18.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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