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Compton: Jamel Kelly, 25

July 6, 2009 | 10:32 pm

Jamel Kelly, a 25-year-old black man, was shot several times and died July 3 in the 2700 block of North Wilmington Avenue in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Kelly was attempting to rob a Compton barbershop with two other people when two armed barbers shot at him, said Lt. Brian Elias, a spokesman for the coroner's office.

The two other men involved in the attempted robbery fled the scene, but one of them appeared to be injured because police found a trail of blood leading away from the shop, said Deputy Guillermina Saldana.

Coroner's investigators said the shooting happened about 1 p.m., and Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:13 p.m.

-- Carol J. Williams and Anthony Pesce