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Demya Rae Martin

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

Demya Beatris Rae Martin, an 18-year-old black woman, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018 after she was shot in the 9100 block of South Western Avenue in Gramercy Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after midnight, Martin was standing in front of a duplex with at least two other people when a person in a black hoodie walked up and began shooting, said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling.

Martin was wounded multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene at 12:10 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

The gunman ran north to West 91st Street and got into a dark-colored sedan, Barling said.

Police believe the suspect was a gang member looking to find rivals in enemy territory. Martin was not a gang member.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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