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Leimert Park: Thomas Pearson Jr., 29

July 31, 2009 |  5:18 pm

Location of Pearson's shooting. Click to learn more about the demographics of this area.Thomas Eugene Pearson Jr., a 29-year-old black man, was shot in the head and died July 20 in the hospital. Pearson was shot at the corner of Leimert Boulevard and Sutro Avenue July 16 in Leimert Park, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Pearson, of Compton, was found on a bus bench about 4 a.m. after someone saw him and called 911, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office.

-- Anthony Pesce