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Mauricio Reyes-Cruz, 21

January 27, 2008 | 12:54 pm

Mauricio Reyes-Cruz, 21, a Latino man, was shot and killed in the 1200 block of West Anaheim Street at about 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. According to Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department's media relations office, Reyes and his brother were eating at a taco truck when two Latino men approached them. An argument between Reyes and one of the men followed and shots were fired. Officers with LAPD's Harbor Division were dispatched to the location and discovered Reyes and his brother with multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics declared Reyes dead at the scene. His brother was taken  to a local hospital, where he remained in stable condition. The suspects fled in a white Chevy Astro van, said Eisenman.