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One arrested, one sought in fatal South Los Angeles shooting

August 20, 2012 | 12:24 pm

Approximate location of incident shown in black.

Police arrested one suspect and are searching for another following a South Los Angeles shooting that left one man dead and two others injured over the weekend, officials said Monday.

De Edmond Brown, 37, was talking with friends around 12:40 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Caliburn Drive when two men approached. One of the two opened fire, and Brown and his friends scattered, police said.

The suspects followed Brown after he ran inside an apartment complex, shooting him several times in the upper torso. He was taken with several gun shot wounds to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A 9-year-old boy and a 31-year-old man also suffered gunshot wounds.

Detectives arrested one of the suspects and booked him on suspicion of murder after finding him at a hospital being treated for a gunshot wound. Police said the case was gang-related but would not identify the man arrested.

The second suspect was being sought, police said.

Police had initially described the boy who was shot as being 11 years old but revised that information several hours later. They also updated Brown's age, which they initially reported as 19.

Anyone with information about the crime may call the Los Angeles Police Department's Southeast homicide detectives at (213) 485-6571.


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Image: Approximate location of incident shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.