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William Tyrone Moss, 46

William Tyrone Moss, a 46-year-old black man, was shot and killed Monday, Dec. 21, in the 5300 block of South Compton Avenue in Central-Alameda, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before midnight, Moss was walking through a park when he was approached by a man who shot him, LAPD Det. Rich Arciniega said.

Moss was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:53 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Witnesses identified the gunman as Prentiss Johnson, a 39-year-old black man, Arciniega said.

Johnson has been charged with one count of murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Johnson pleaded not guilty to the charges Jan. 11 and is due back in court Feb. 10, according to the district attorney's office.

Anyone with information is asked to call Newton homicide detectives at (323) 846-6556. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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