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Saieed Stecoo Ivey, 20

Saieed Stecoo Ivey, a 20-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, June 9, in the 800 block of El Repetto Drive in Monterey Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after 4 a.m., officers from the Monterey Park Police Department found Ivey in a locked Mercedes-Benz with a single gunshot wound, authorities said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators said that night that Ivey was celebrating his 20th birthday with friends and had returned to his apartment to hang out. Ivey asked for the keys to the Mercedes and went downstairs.

Moments later, residents reported hearing arguing and gunfire.

Ivey was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:11 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Investigators are looking for more people to come forward and said June 20 that they are sifting through cellphone evidence.

Ivey, a Chicago native, was on the basketball team at East Los Angeles College, not far from his apartment. His friends and family described him as a high-achieving student and a confident, charming athlete. Ivey came to Los Angeles in hopes of pursing a professional basketball career. His half brother was shot and killed in 2006.

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.

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