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Marcellus Wright, 25

March 1, 2007 |  4:31 pm

Marcellus Wright, a 25-year-old black man, was shot by police officers at the intersection of Broadway Place and 36th Place after a foot chase, and died at 7:58 p.m. Feb. 24. The shooting took place just south of the Santa Monica Freeway and east of the Harbor Freeway.

Officers from LAPD's Newton Division pulled over a car with three occupants for a traffic stop at the intersection at about 7:37 p.m., police said. They said Wright fled from the car, running westbound on West 36th Place. He pulled a gun, and one or more officers shot him. Wright died at the scene. Police said they recovered the gun he was carrying: a semi-automatic pistol.