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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
August 28, 2009 | 5:26
Matheson had gone to the home to pick up a car key when he was attacked, police said. Authorities said the shooter was apparently standing in the home's driveway when Matheson arrived in a car, accompanied by a friend.
When Matheson got out of the car, the shooter approached him and shot him multiple times before running away, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman.
Matheson was taken to a hospital, where he died.
-- Ari B. Bloomekatz