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Sebastian Perez, 31

Sebastian Perez, a 31-year-old Latino, was pronounced dead on Friday, Dec. 15, after he was shot in the 11900 block of Allegheny Street in Sun Valley, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Perez was a homeless man who lived under a tarp at the back edge of a large residential property, said Los Angeles Police Valley Bureau Homicide Det. Dave Peteque. 

The rear yard of the property is being rented to a roofing company to store its trucks, Peteque said. A worker was getting into his truck when he spotted Perez shortly after 7 a.m. 

Perez was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:20 a.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Investigators don’t know whether Perez was shot that morning or the night before. He had been living on the property for a few months, Peteque said. 

“No one knew him by name,” the detective said. “The owners [of the property] had been trying to get him out of there, but he just kept staying.”  

Anyone with information is asked to call Peteque at (818) 374-1934. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

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