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Tina Antero Lawrence, 47

Tina Antero Lawrence, a 47-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Sunday, Oct. 11, in the 3800 block of West 180th Place in Torrance, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 12:20 a.m., neighbors called police after hearing an argument and gunshots, said Sgt. Paul Kranke with the Torrance Police Department.

Investigators found that Lawrence and her 32-year-old live-in boyfriend had gotten into an argument, Kranke said. The man then pulled out a gun and shot Lawrence, then shot himself.

Lawrence was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:35 a.m.

Investigators determined that the boyfriend was mentally ill, hadn’t been taking his medication and accused his girlfriend of having an affair.

The weapon was registered to Lawrence, Kranke said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Torrance Police Detective Division at (310) 618-5570. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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