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December 15, 2009 | 11:15
Sheridan Spencer, a 70-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the 1600 block of West Caldwell Street in Compton, authorities said.
The shooting occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. in a residential neighborhood, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Spencer was pronounced dead at the scene.
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-- Robert J. Lopez
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Map: The location where Sheridan Spencer was shot. Credit: Google Maps