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Terry Ray Maiden, 35

Terry Ray Maiden, a 35-year-old black man, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, after he was shot 10 days earlier in the 2100 block of West 54th Street in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, people were gathered at a private motorcycle club event when a man got into an argument with several others, said LAPD Det. Chris Barling.

The man left, then came back and opened fire, wounding three people, including Maiden, who were standing near the entrance to the gathering.

Maiden was pronounced dead at 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 23 at a hospital, said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office. The other two people are expected to survive, Barling said.

Lonnie Triplett, a 38-year-old black man, has been charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Triplett, who was arrested Jan. 6, is expected to be arraigned Jan. 22.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-1383. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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