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Ronald Boone, 20
Los Angeles, California
January 29, 2008

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

Last updated: 9 months ago

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Ronald Boone, a 20-year-old black man, was shot by a police officer at the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in the Hyde Park area about 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, and later died at a hospital. According to police, Boone and a 17-year-old suspect made an illegal firearm purchase from an undercover officer from LAPD's 77th Street narcotics unit.

After the transaction, uniformed officers were called in. The younger man was arrested, but Boone fled on foot to a nearby parking lot, where he confronted one of the undercover officer, police said. The officer shot Boone in the left leg when the young man attempted to pull a handgun, police said. The LAPD's Force Investigation Division is investigating.